Frog of the Week

Turkeit Hill Frog (Allophryne ruthveni)

photo by Roger Le Guen

Common Name: Turkeit Hill Frog
Scientific Name: Allophryne ruthveni
Family: Allophrynidae
Location: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela
Size: .8 (20.6 mm) inches max for male and 1.04 inches or 26.6 mm for females

The Turkeit Hill frog is a quite small frog species. They are semi-arboreal meaning they spend some times in the trees and some on the ground. Some researchers believe that it should be in the Glass Frog family – Centrolenidae while others believe it should be in what I listed – Allophyrnidae. 

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