A medium-sized Afrixalus (males 23–25.5 mm, females 24–28 mm) with a broad head, from the forests in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Dorsal surfaces white with irregular darker spots, rarely forming a pattern. Males with fine dorsal spines, females smooth.
The males have numerous small and inconspicuous asperities without black tips on the head, dorsum and limbs.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of
A forest species, found in the Uluguru, Udzungwa and Mahenge Mountains, Tanzania.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is a rather quiet buzzing with an indistinct frequency-intensity maximum at about 3500–4000 cps. and a rate of about 30 figures per second. The duration of the call seems to vary considerably, but the few samples do not permit us to draw any conclusions from this.
This account was primarily taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main, and updated with information from Schiøtz (pers. comm.) and Pickersgill (2007).
Pickersgill (2007) has separated populations from the Usambara Mountains into A. dorsimaculatus.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
Pickersgill, M. (2007). Frog Search: Results of Expeditions to Southern and Eastern Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2000-12-25
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)
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