Leptopelis argenteus
Silvery Tree Frog
family: Arthroleptidae

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


A small Leptopelis (males 29-33 mm) with reduced webbing. Pattern with two dark dorsolateral stripes and a more diffuse canthal and lateral line. No pectoral glands in males. In morphology L. argenteus seems inseparable from L. concolor, but the pattern is quite different.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zimbabwe

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The habitat preference seems identical to that of L. concolor. Distributed in the savannas of coastal Tanzania from Bagamoyo to the border of Mozambique.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Voice a clack and scream. Identical to that of L. concolor.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.


Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2001-02-07
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis argenteus: Silvery Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 23, 2017.

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