AmphibiaWeb - Afrixalus laevis


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Afrixalus laevis (Ahl, 1930)
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Afrixalus

© 2004 Robert C. Drewes (1 of 15)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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View Bd and Bsal data (37 records).

A small species (males 20–23 mm, females 23–25 mm) ranging from Cameroun to western Uganda. Head large with protruding eyes. Posterior part of dorsum translucent, anterior part dense yellowish with a varying pattern in brown. The only constant pattern is a brown canthal stripe continuing behind the eye. Posterior part of body and limbs translucent. Gular flap very small. By day the ground colour is white or silverish, by night yellow.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda


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A forest form known from Cameroun, eastern R. D. Congo and south-western Uganda, as well as Burundi, Liberia, and Rwanda.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice consists of single clacks with a frequency-intensity maximum at about 3000 cps. The eggs are deposited near flowing water. They are placed on a leaf which is not glued together. The tadpoles are flatter than the other members of the genus. Tooth formula 0/0.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.

Distribution updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.


Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2000-12-25)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus laevis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 3, 2024.

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