Mascarene Grass Frog, Ptychadena mascareniensis

The Mascarene Grass Frog (Ptychadena mascareniensis), known also as the Mascarene Ridged Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ptychadenidae family.

It can be found in countries such as Central African Republic, Botswana, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda, Reunion, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Its natural habitats include subtropical or tropical dry forests, tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical swamps, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, tropical or subtropical moist shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, tropical or subtropical dry lowland grassland, tropical or subtropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, tropical or subtropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, intermittent rivers, shrub-dominated wetlands, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater marshes, freshwater marshes, water storage areas, sandy shores, ponds, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, heavily degraded former forest, aquaculture ponds, irrigated land, canals, ditches, and seasonally flooded agricultural land.

Image Caption: Ptychadena mascareniensis. Credit: Franco Andreone/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5)