Tinker Reed Frog
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Although lacking distinctive characters adult H. tuberilinguis are easily recognisable among the east African lowland fauna by their pointed snout. H. tuberilinguis is quite similar to H. kivuensis, met further inland in eastern Africa, but the latter has a more pointed snout and a conspicuous dark lateral band. There is a great similarity in morphology, voice and "general appearance" between H. concolor, H. balfouri, H. kivuensis and H. tuberilinguis. They can be regarded as members of the same superspecies (Schiøtz 1975).
The tadpole reaches a length of up to 46 mm (14+32) with a tooth formula of 1/3. It is brown with golden and bronze spots on the light underside.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zimbabwe
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Eggs are white surrounded by a clear jelly, and are placed out of water.
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 2001-01-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius tuberilinguis: Tinker Reed Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/598> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 21, 2019.
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