AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius camerunensis
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Hyperolius camerunensis
family: Hyperoliidae
 
Species Description: Amiet 2004 Rev Suisse Zool

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (8 records).

Description
A medium-sized parasylvicolous species from central Cameroun. Males 21-28 mm, females 27-32.5 mm. Phase J: translucent green with white dorsolateral lines, very similar to ph. J of H. bolifambae and H. riggenbachi. Phase F: dorsum grey to yellow with round, red spots. Ventrum orange, flanks black with white specks (Schiøtz 2007, pers. comm., Amiet 2004).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (8 records).
Western and southwestern Cameroon, in the foothills of the Dorsale Camerounaise, from 450-1,200 m in elevation. Found in "farmbush" and degraded secondary forest, near streams.

Trends and Threats
This species can tolerate habitat modification and does not appear to be threatened.

Comments
H. camerunensis is according to Amiet (2004) related to H. riggenbachi at higher altitude, and H. bolifambae at lower altitude.

References

Amiet, J.-L. (2004). ''Une nouvelle espèce d'Hyperolius du Cameroun (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae).'' Revue suisse de Zoologie, 111, 567-583.



Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-03-01)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-03-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius camerunensis <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/6562> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2021.



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