Hyperolius nasutus
Long Reed Frog
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is confirmed from northern Botswana and northern Angola (Channing et al. 2013). However, given the abundance of its preferred habitat in the region, it is likely occur in the intervening area and it has been mapped as such.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with emergent vegetation and sedges at the margins of swamps, rivers and lakes in savannah and grassland habitats. It can be found around human settlements. Breeding is presumed to be similar to congeners.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It occurs widely in an area of limited human impact and is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in a number of protected areas.

Research Needed
Further information is required on its distribution and taxonomy.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

The former understanding of this concept has been revised and certain parts of its range have been assigned to other species (both newly described and previously synonymized).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius nasutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T84385749A18379369. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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