AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius brachiofasciatus


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Hyperolius brachiofasciatus Ahl, 1931
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A rather small parasylvicolous Hyperolius (males 22-28 mm, females 24-29 mm). Phase J: dorsum light brown, often with darker spots sometimes forming an hourglass pattern. Dorsal colour sharply delimited against a dark, irregular lateral band. Canthal area of head is dark and a dark bar is present between the eyes with a broad apex pointing backwards. Tibia as back, but with a dark oblique band. Phase F: Dorsum dark with light spots or marbled in dark and light.

Distribution and Habitat

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

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Northern and central Congolian basin, from southern Central African Republic to the central Congolian forest.

Omitted in Schiøtz (1999) since the species had not been the subject of substantial treatment since Ahl's papers. Resurrected in Schiøtz (2006). Description from Schiøtz (2007) pers. comm.


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

Schiøtz, A. (2006). ''Notes on the genus Hyperolius in central République Démocratique du Congo.'' Alytes, 24, 40-60.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-03-01)
Edited by: NW (2008-09-30)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius brachiofasciatus <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 20, 2024.

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