Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Cope, 1878)

Jones, Dillon, Foshee, Bethany & Fitzgerald, Lee, 2021, A herpetological survey of Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, Check List 17 (1), pp. 27-38 : 31

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https://doi.org/ 10.15560/17.1.27



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Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Cope, 1878)


Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Cope, 1878)

Examined material. UNITED STATES • 5 via survey, 3 via iNaturalist; Texas, Harris County, Houston ; 29.7700°N, 095.5666°W; first encounter on 20 Jan. 2018; capture via transect survey GoogleMaps .

Identification. Nonnative species. This small frog is marked by dark lines starting from the nostrils and continuing through the eyes. Although hard to distinguish from Eleutherodactylus marnockii (Cope, 1878) , their range does not overlap at this study site and E. cystignathoides is typically darker with a more distinct pattern ( Powell et al. 2016).