Hyperolius leleupi
family: Hyperoliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A Hyperolius from the highlands of eastern R. D. Congo. Female 33 mm. Males with very reduced gular flap. Dorsum of males with conspicuous spinosities. Dorsum rather dark brown, sometimes with diffuse dark spots, sometimes with indistinct yellow spots. Males sometimes more greenish. A black canthal band continues as a line of dark spots in the lateral area, sometimes interspersed with white spots. Ventrum yellow to green, extremities red. Pupils horizontal. The species is similar to H. castaneus from which it differs in its much smaller gular flap.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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A rare form, found in bamboo forests in the Itombwe Highlands, Kivu, R. D. Congo.

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.

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2001-01-10
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius leleupi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 18, 2020.

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