AmphibiaWeb - Cryptothylax minutus


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Cryptothylax minutus Laurent, 1976
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Cryptothylax
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A small (Males 29–35 mm, females 29–34 mm) Cryptothylax from central R. D. Congo. According to Laurent’s description the smaller size seems to be the only substantial difference from C. gresshoffi, with the possible exception of the green colour of the iris. Recorded as being sympatric with C. gresshoffi. The distinction between these species seems doubtful.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the


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Known from two nearby localities in central R. D. Congo, where it is found on open sites.

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.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-09)
Edited by: Arie van der Meijden, JG (fixing maps 7/25/01) (2001-07-25)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2001 Cryptothylax minutus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 2, 2024.

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