Niénokoué Reed Frog
Species Description: Rödel, M.-O. (1998) A new Hyperolius species from Tai National Park, Ivory Coast (Anura: Hyperoliidae: Hyperoliinae). Revue Française d'Aquariologie, Herpétologie 25: 123–130.
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
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This species is uncommon (IUCN 2019).
Trends and Threats
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2019. Hyperolius nienokouensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T56169A16926487. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T56169A16926487.en. Downloaded on 21 August 2021. [link]
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-09)
Distribution by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-08-22)
Trends and threats by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-08-22)
Comments by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-08-22)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker, Michelle S. Koo (2021-08-22)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Hyperolius nienokouensis: Niénokoué Reed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/5470> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 3, 2022.
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