Variable Reed Frog
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 6)
H. pictus is a characteristic element in the East African highland fauna. Green-backed specimens may resemble H. v. marginatus but they have a longer snout, a much smaller gular flap and more reduced webbing. Brown-backed specimens may be similar to unpatterned H. puncticulatus. H. puncticulatus are, however, larger than H. pictus and with more extensive webbing.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malawi, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The eggs are placed in batches of 60-90 in vegetation above water.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius pictus: Variable Reed Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/565> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 2, 2020.
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