family of amphibians

The Sooglossidae (Seychelles frogs) are a family of frogs. They are found on the Seychelles Islands and India.

Seychelles frogs
Sechellophryne gardineri.jpg
Sechellophryne gardineri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Superfamily: Sooglossoidea
Family: Sooglossidae
Noble, 1931

2 genera (see text)

All of the species are small land frogs, about 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in length. They hide under fallen leaves or in rock crevices. They lay their eggs on moist ground, rather than in water. One species lacks tadpoles, with the eggs hatching directly into froglets. The others carry the tadpoles on their back until metamorphosis.[1]


The family was first described in 1931 by Gladwyn Kingsley Noble (1894–1940).


  1. Zweifel, Richard G. (1998). Cogger, H.G. & Zweifel, R.G. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians. San Diego: Academic Press. pp. 104–105. ISBN 978-0-12-178560-4.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: editors list (link)