PIPIDS OF THE WORLD: Species Information

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Silurana Gray, 1864


Silurana: from Greek: siluros = catfish; Latin: rana = frog; (the tadpole with its barbels at the base of the mouth looks like a small catfish, and the similar Xenopus-tadpoles were unknown at that time)

Type species

Silurana tropicalis


Country records from Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Centrafrique, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Ecuatorial, Guiné-Bissau, Guinée, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre. Limits are: NORTH: Gambia: Lamin (13°23'N, 16°39'W) — SOUTH: Angola: Dundo (07°23'S, 20°50'E) — WEST: Gambia: Lamin (13°23'N, 16°39'W) — EAST: Zaïre: Moba (07°03'S, 29°47'E).