Afrixalus aureus Pickersgill, 1984
Golden Dwarf Reed Frog, Golden Spiny Reed Frog, Umgqagqa oyigolide (Zulu)
|Species Description: Pickersgill, M. (1984). Three new Afrixalus (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from south-eastern Africa. Durban Museum Novitates 13: 203–220.|
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The subspecies A. a. crotalus has reduced asperities and different tibial markings and shows a great geographical variation in pattern, including completely unmarked specimens apart from the lateral band and tibial markings. Tibia with an oblique transverse patch across only part of the exposed surface (Pickersgill 2007).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Eggs are white and deposited in a folded, glued leaf above the water (Schiøtz 1999).
Phaka, F.M., Netherlands, E.C., Kruger, D.J.D., Du Preez, L.H. (2019). Folk taxonomy and indigenous names for frogs in Zululand, South Africa. J Ethnobiology Ethnomedicine 15, 17. [link]
Pickersgill, M. (2007). Frog Search: Results of Expeditions to Southern and Eastern Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-01)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2023-05-31)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2023 Afrixalus aureus: Golden Dwarf Reed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/443> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 29, 2023.
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