Hyperolius lupiroensis
Lupiro 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: Tanzania, United Republic of


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a single site near Lupiro, at the northern tip of the Mahenge massif, in the Ifakara district of central Tanzania (Channing et al. 2013).

Habitat and Ecology

This species' habitat is very poorly known. The coordinates of the only known specimens place it in an open woodland habitat near to human settlements, but its adaptability to anthropogenic habitats is unknown. However it is likely to be a fairly adaptable species similar to its conspecifics. Its breeding biology is unknown, however it is presumed to take place by larval development in ponds.


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

Population Trend


Major Threats

The habitat this species occurs in is under threat from increasing expansion of agriculture and human settlements. However it is unclear how tolerant this species is to such changes.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It might occur in nearby the Kilombero Valley Floodplain Ramsar site or Lohombero/Luwengu Forest Reserve.

esearch 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 lupiroensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T48081344A48081352. .Downloaded on 13 December 2018


IUCN Terms of Use