Wildlife of Liberia – September 2022

Other frogs native to Liberia include the African common toad, the western clawed frog, and the crowned bullfrog.

Reptiles and amphibians

The Nile crocodile and the dwarf crocodile occur in the coastal mangrove swamps but are rare, while the West African crocodile occurs further inland and is relatively common. There are a wide variety of lizards, chameleons, geckos and snakes, including Bitis rhinoceros, a venomous viper endemic to West Africa, slender tree snakes that feed on birds and their eggs, and blind snakes in the genus Typhlops. Six species of turtle are found in Liberia, three marine and three freshwater, although one of the latter, the forest hinge-back tortoise is largely terrestrial.

With the high rainfall, amphibians are plentiful in the country, and include several genera endemic to the region including SiluranaHymenochirus and Pseudhymenochirus. Other frogs native to Liberia include the African common toad, the western clawed frog, and the crowned bullfrog. A number of species of tree frog live in the foliage of trees, and the worm-like caecilian Geotrypetes seraphini inhabits ants’ nests.

Nimbaphrynoides is a monotypic genus of true toads from highlands in the Mount Nimba region of the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Côte d’Ivoire. The sole species is Nimbaphrynoides occidentalis. Along with NectophrynoidesEleutherodactylus jasperi, and Limnonectes larvaepartusNimbaphrynoides is one of the only anurans that combine internal fertilization with ovoviparity.

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