Frog of the Week

Central Bright-eyed Frog (Boophis rappiodes)

picture by AxelStrauss


Common Name: Central Bright-eyed Frog
Scientific Name: Boophis rappiodes
Family: Mantellidae
Location: Madagascar
Size: .7 inches – .9 inches (20-25 mm) for males, 1.1 inches – 1.3 inches (30-34 mm) for females

Not much is known about the life history of the frog. It breeds in November, December and possibly January. Female Central Bright-eyed frogs can carry over 200 eggs at a time. The frogs live in the tropical rain forests of Madagascar and breed in streams.


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