A very small (17-22 mm) ground-living frog from the savanna of south-central Africa with a complex pattern of light stripes on a dark dorsum. Males with a circular gular pouch with a free posterior flap.
Voice. - Calls from grassy bogs. The voice is a series of brief, metallic clicks with a frequency-intensity maximum of about 4000 cps.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Zambia
Abundant in flooded grassy areas in the uplands of western and northern Zambia and southern R. D. Congo.
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 schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-31
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
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