AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius acutirostris


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Hyperolius acutirostris Buchholz & Peters, 1875
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Hyperolius acutirostris
© 2007 Twan Leenders (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A small Hyperolius (males 20–23 mm, females 23–29 mm) from the forest of Cameroun. Dorsal pattern often showing broad transverse bands, alternating dark and light. There is always a light band in front of the urostyle, distinguishing this species from the similar endjami and mosaicus. Gular flap very small. Black pigmentation on underside of feet, hands, and often lower jaw. Small tubercles on dorsum. Canthus rostralis distinct. Pupils horizontal.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea

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A forest species from Cameroun, from more westerly locations than H. mosaicus.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Breeds in small bodies of water in trees. Some sites are used by several individuals over several breeding seasons. The voice is a clack.

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 2001-01-10)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-03-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius acutirostris <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 17, 2024.

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