Leptopelis uluguruensis
family: Arthroleptidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A rather small (Males 28-38 mm, females 46-48 mm) Leptopelis from the Eastern Arc Mts. in Tanzania with reduced webbing. In life dense green to blue-green with or without whitish spots or rings, or brown with a darker pattern. Throat in males blue. No pectoral glands. Tympanum small and indistinct. Most specimens, including females, have a typical dense green to bluish green coloration, often with white dots and rings which makes the frog resemble very closely a wet, decaying leaf with spots of fungus. A few specimens are brown above with a darker pattern.
Voice. - A brief, rather unremarkable clack.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of


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A forest species, often found on banana leaves in cultivated clearings in the forest. Known from Usambara and Uluguru Mts., Tanzania, with a doubtful record from the Udzungwas.

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, *
First submitted 2001-02-07
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis uluguruensis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 24, 2020.

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