AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius tanneri


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Hyperolius tanneri Schiøtz, 1982
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Hyperolius tanneri
© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Critically Endangered (CR)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A forest Hyperolius from the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania. Males small (20-23 mm), females medium (29-34 mm). Gular flap in males rather large, smooth. Pupil horizontal. Dorsum green with a broad light canthal and dorsolateral stripe.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of

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The only known sample was collected at a small swamp bordering a little brook in dense undisturbed montane forest at 1410 m, Mazumbai F. R., Western Usambaras.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
No voice was heard on the breeding locality in spite of careful listening. When kept in a plastic bag, the males uttered some weak clicks which may or may not be a breeding call.

The eggs are unpigmented, the jelly milky.

This species was described as H. tanneri, incorrect since it is named after Mrs. and Mr. Tanner.

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 tanneri <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 16, 2024.

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