Hyperolius dartevellei
family: Hyperoliidae
Species Description: Revalidation. Channing A, Hillers A, Loetters S, Roedel M-O, Schick S, Conradie W, Roedder D, Mercurio V, Wagner P, Dehling JM, Du Preez LH, Kielgast J, Burger M. 2013. Taxonomy of the super-cryptic Hyperolius nasutus group of long reed frogs of Africa (Anura: Hyperoliidae), with descriptions of six new species. Zootaxa 3620:301-350.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Zambia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

The species is presently only confirmed from northern Angola, the Cabinda enclave of Angola, and Gabon (Channing et al. 2013). However, it is thought to range from southern Cameroon, east and south through Gabon to the lower Congo Basin (Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo) and to the most northern parts of Angola, and the north-western Zambian highlands (Channing et al. 2013) and has been mapped as such.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of swamps, rivers, vleis, lakes and pools in savanna and grassland habitats, where is also breeds by larval development. Other species present during collection were Phrynobatrachus mababiensis, Hyperolius angolensis, Hyperolius cf. cinereus, and Hoplobatrachus occipitalis (Channing et al. 2013).


There is little information on the population size and trends.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No threats are known.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It probably occurs in several protected areas.

Research Needed

Further work is required to better understand the species' taxonomy and hence its distribution, population size and trends, ecological requirements, and threats.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and large amount of available suitable habitat.

Taxonomic Notes

This species has been split from Hyperolius adspersus (Channing et al. 2013).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Hyperolius dartevellei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T76317611A113952275. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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