Hyperolius jackie
Jackie's Reed Frog
family: Hyperoliidae
Species Description: Dehling JM 2012 An African glass frog: a new Hyperolius species (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from Nyungwe National Park, southern Rwanda. Zootaxa 3391:52-64.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Rwanda


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

The species is known from two localities in western Nyungwe National Park in southern Rwanda where it was recorded at 1,940 m asl. While it possibly also occurs in similar habitats in other areas of Nyungwe National Park and in the adjacent Kibira National Park in Burundi (Dehling 2012), the current lack of additional information makes it difficult to map the species beyond these two sites.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of small swamps and streams in forest habitat. It breeds by larval development in small temporary ponds.


The species is common at recorded localities, but its population trend is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

As the species appears to be restricted to forest habitat, ongoing deforestation caused by agricultural expansion and wood extraction would be a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is known from Nyungwe National Park and is suspected to also occur in Kibira National Park in Burundi. These parks protect one of the largest forests of its kind in Africa and is renowned for its species richness (Dehling 2012).

Research Needed
Further work is required to understand the population size and distribution.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient because the lack of range data means there is a high level of uncertainty around the limits of its range: it could occur widely throughout the Nyungwe National Park and Kibira National Park in Burundi, or it could be locally endemic as is the case with many species in the Albertine Rift.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius jackie. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T76317562A76317912. .Downloaded on 16 December 2018


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