Hyperolius jacobseni
Jacobsen's Long Reed Frog
family: Hyperoliidae
Species Description: 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 Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Central African Republic



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from a single site near Gatiko in the Ouaka prefecture of the Central African Republic (Channing et al., 2013). The full distribution of the range of this species is unclear.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of swamps, rivers, vleis, lakes and pools in savannah and grassland habitats, where is also breeds by larval development.


The species is known from 18 individuals at a single site and thus little is known about the species' population size and trends.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Little is known of the habitat and distribution of this species, so inferring the threats to this species is problematic. However this region is undergoing large habitat changes including agricultural expansion and human settlements could be a problem for it.

Conservation Actions

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

Data Deficient (DD)


The species is listed as Data Deficient because there is insufficient information on its distribution, population size and trends, and potential threats to its survival.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from synonymy with Hyperolius nasutus by Channing et al. 2013.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius jacobseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T48081287A48081290. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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