Hyperolius rubrovermiculatus Schiøtz, 1975
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 5)
Colour, Phase J: Dorsum dark to light brown, most often with diffuse darker spots and vermiculations. Ventrum yellow, throat yellow to orange, feet and discs orange to red. Phase F: Dorsum light to dark brown with red vermiculations, sometimes bright red. A broad, pure white canthal and dorsolateral stripe present, not delimited with black. Normally a white lumbar band is present. White spots on heels. Ventrum as in phase J.
Although strikingly different in coloration this form should nevertheless be compared with H. mitchelli. In general morphology, voice and habitat preference they are identical, and they seem to vicariate for each other. H. rubrovermiculatus should therefore possibly be regarded as a northern subspecies of H. mitchelli. One difference is that the dorsum in females of rubrovermiculatus is smooth, that of mitchelli coarse, but the systematic importance of this character has not been explored.
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
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.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-29)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius rubrovermiculatus <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/581> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 25, 2023.
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