Hyperolius schoutedeni
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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A small to medium-sized Hyperolius (males 16–25 mm, females 21–28 mm) from savannas in northern R. D. Congo. The males are very similar to H. cinnamomeoventris but the females have the same pattern as the males. A large gular flap is present in males. Pupil horizontal.

Although males of H. schoutedeni and H. cinnamomeoventris are very similar, there are differences: H. schoutedeni is generally larger, and the dorsal surface of the tibia in cinnamomeoventris is normally uniform or with small dark spots while in schoutedeni it has longitudinal stripes. H. schoutedeni often has a large round red spot on the dorsal surface of the foot.

The tadpoles are brown with numerous thin dark stripes on the sides of the body. Tooth formula 1/3.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the


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In Garamba N. P. this species has been taken mainly in marshes, ponds, springs and marshy vegetation along small streams in the savanna area. Reported from a considerable part of R. D. Congo, but exact distribution cannot be given due to confusion with H. cinnamomeoventris.

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.

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2001-01-10
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-03-03)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius schoutedeni <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 20, 2020.

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