Frog at Ishasha River, Uganda
Ptychadena anchietae
Ishasha River
Queen Elizabeth National Park
July 5, 2000
We stopped to admire the hippos in the Ishasha river at one of the campsites in Queen Elizabeth National Park. I took some time to also admire the frogs at the river's edge. They ranged in size from an inch and a half or so to about 4 inches long, and would leap prodigiously when disturbed. And they got disturbed easily; I had to sneak around for quite a while, frogs leaping about everywhere, before I found one that would hold its ground long enough for me to take this photo.

In 2006, a guide to Amphibians of East Africa by Alan Channing and Kim M. Howell was published. I used this guide to identify this frog as Ptychadena anchietae.

The Ishasha River is in southeast Uganda. At this location the river is the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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