Afrixalus lacteus
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A medium-sized (Males 22–27 mm, females 25–29 mm) high-altitude Afrixalus from Cameroun with a rather diffuse pattern. Head relatively smaller than in A. laevis. By day the dorsum is often entirely white with some brown chromatophores on the upper surfaces of the limbs. No dark pattern on dorsum. Hidden parts of limbs and toes orange yellow. By night dorsum with numerous brown chromatophores or completely brown. Canthus rostralis always brown.
Voice: A rather quiet, high-pitched buzzing with a frequency-intensity maximum at about 2500–3000 cps.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon


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Found at forest edges and gallery forest on the periphery of the Cameroon Range, with the exception of Mt. Cameroun. Connected with flowing 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, *
First submitted 2000-12-25
Edited by Arie van der Meijden (2008-09-09)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus lacteus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 10, 2020.

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