Leptopelis karissimbensis
family: Arthroleptidae

© 2008 Ronalda Keith (1 of 1)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


A rather small Leptopelis from montane grassland and highland heather in eastern R. D. Congo and south-western Uganda with reduced webbing and a small tympanum. Dorsum often green. Vocal sac in males blue.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Uganda

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Montane grasslands in south-western Uganda and adjacent R.D. Congo.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is a buzzing followed by a slow, atonal clack, sometimes a clack alone.

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 Schioetz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2001-02-12
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis karissimbensis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 27, 2017.

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