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ⓘ Arthroleptidae. The Arthroleptidae is a family of frogs found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are known as squeakers because of their high-pitched call. They are sm ..




Arthroleptidae
                                     

ⓘ Arthroleptidae

The Arthroleptidae is a family of frogs found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are known as squeakers because of their high-pitched call. They are small, less than 4 centimetres in length. They live on land mostly in leaf litter on the forest floor. They do not have tadpoles. They lay their eggs on the ground.

Some species hatch already completely metamorphosed into the adult form, others still have tails when they hatch.

                                     

1. Taxonomy

Arthroleptidae is separated into two sub-families: Arthroleptinae and Leptopelinae. Some think these are separate families.

The two sub-families have these genera: