Hyperolius adspersus
family: Hyperoliidae
Species Description: Amiet J-L 2005 Les Hyperolius camerounais du groupe d'H. nasutus (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae). Rev Suisse Zool 112:271-310

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from western and southern Cameroon (where it avoids the coastal plain) south through Gabon and Congo to the Cabinda Enclave of Angola, and western Democratic Republic of Congo. In Cameroon it occurs at 500-800 m, but it occurs close to sea-level in Congo. The western limits of its distribution are unknown, and the boundary between this species and Hyperolius nasutus in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are also unknown. It presumably occurs in Equatorial Guinea, and the species' distribution on the map includes this area, but there do not appear to be any records from this country yet.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of open secondary habitats in the forest zone that does not occur in closed-canopy forest. It breeds in marshes and pools (often human-made). It is able to colonize open habitats inside undisturbed forest, presumably travelling through unsuitable habitat to do so.


There is little information, but it appears to be a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No threats are known, and it is presumably increasing with forest clearance.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in some protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from synonymy of Hyerolius nasutus (or Hyperolius acuticeps sensu Channing et al. (2002)) by Amiet (2005).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Hyperolius adspersus. In: IUCN 2014


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