AmphibiaWeb - Afrixalus dorsimaculatus


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Afrixalus dorsimaculatus (Ahl, 1930)
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Afrixalus
Species Description: Removed from the synonymy of Afrixalus uluguruensis by Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 462.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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An Afrixalus very similar to A. uluguruensis, possibly differing by being smaller (males 21-24 mm) and by males having few and scattered asperities on dorsum.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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Usambaras, Tanzania.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Voice a brief buzz. Sonogram is shown in Schiøtz (1975), figure 91 top (termed A. uluguruensis.)

There is some doubt as to the validity of this species, also the name since we lack recent, ample material from the Ulugurus to decide whether the Uluguru form is conspecific with the populations from Usambara or those from Udzungwe.


Pickersgill, M. (2007). Frog Search: Results of Expeditions to Southern and Eastern Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Schiøtz, A. (1975). The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-06-26)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-08-22)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus dorsimaculatus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 1, 2023.

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