Afrixalus vibekensis Schiøtz, 1967
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 1)
The form was originally described as a subspecies of the central African A. laevis (Schiøtz 1967), but the differences between the two seem to warrant specific separation. The characteristic pattern of A. vibekae is thus only found in very few of the otherwise very variable A. laevis and the voice is different (Schiøtz 1999).
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is an inconspicuous buzzing with low intensity, followed by a creaking sound. The frequency-intensity maximum is high, about 6000 cps (Schiøtz 1999).
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main, and updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Afrixalus vibekensis. www.globalamphibians.org. Accessed on 2 September 2008.
Rödel, M.-O. (2000). ''Les communautés d'amphibiens dans le Parc National de Taï, Côte d'Ivoire. Les anoures comme bio-indicateurs de l’état des habitats.'' Sempervira, 9, 108-113.
Rödel, M.-O., and Branch, W.R. (2002). ''Herpetological survey of the Haute Dodo and Cavally forests, western Ivory Coast, Part I: Amphibians.'' Salamandra, 38, 245-268.
Schiøtz, A. (1967). ''The treefrogs (Rhacophoridae) of West Africa.'' Spolia Zoologica Musei Hauniensis, 25, 1-346.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-09-02)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-10-01)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus vibekensis <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5702> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 22, 2023.
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