Delicate Spiny Reed Frog
© 2011 Martin Pickersgill (1 of 8)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The tadpoles were described by Wager (1985) as A. b. brachycnemis. The eggs are deposited on leaves which are glued together, either above or just below the surface of the water. Up to three males may participate in egg-laying. The tadpoles are streamlined with a tooth formula of 0/0.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Afrixalus delicatus. www.globalamphibians.org. Accessed on 28 September 2008.
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.
Wager, V. A. (1985). The Frogs of South Africa. Purnell and Sons, Cape Town, South Africa.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-01
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus delicatus: Delicate Spiny Reed Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/447> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Feb 16, 2020.
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