Hyperolius nienokouensis
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 small, compact Hyperolius (males 19–21 mm, females 23 mm) from south-western Côte d’Ivoire. Dorsum translucent green, sometimes with fine black points. Ventrum in both sexes translucent greyish white. Discs green. No canthal stripe. Pupil horizontal.

This species is very similar to H. fusciventris lamtoensis and H. wermuthi. It differs from the former by its translucent ventrum without traces of red marbling and the absence of dark lateral pigmentation. It differs from H. wermuthi by its white, not green ventral pigmentation, but should be compared critically with that species since the differences between them seem very small.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cote d'Ivoire


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Known from a single forest locality in Tai N. P., Côte d’Ivoire.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The males call from leaves and twigs. The voice is a high, shrill insect-like sound, shorter and lower that that of H. f. lamtoensis. The voice is very similar or identical to that of H. wermuthi.

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 2001-01-09
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius nienokouensis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 19, 2020.

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