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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.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

Description
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.

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

References

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



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



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