Hyperolius guttulatus Günther, 1858
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Phase J. Dorsum dull bluish green to yellowish green. A light stripe above the dark canthal stripe continues behind the eye to the groin. Ventral surfaces greenish yellow. The dorsum may have a number of diffuse dark spots and the dorsolateral line may be bordered with black.
Phase F. Dorsum dark brown to reddish with round or oblong orange spots. Ventrum greyish white. There are apparently two morphs; sometimes the light spots are large, sometimes they are very small and numerous. Transitions between these morphs are not known. In Cameroun some phase F specimens have a uniform brown to reddish dorsum and black dots on the sides and ventrum.
The tadpole has a long tail with spotted margins and a tooth formula of 1/1+1,2.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The eggs have a dark and light green pole. The jelly is clear. One batch contained 250 eggs.
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: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius guttulatus <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/534> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 28, 2023.
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