AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius torrentis


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Hyperolius torrentis Schiøtz, 1967
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A large forest Hyperolius (males 31–38 mm, females 41 mm) from easternmost Ghana and adjacent Togo. Males with a small, circular gular flap. Pupil horizontal. Dorsum uniform yellow to brown or olive. Some males have a rather diffuse darker hour-glass pattern. Ventrum yellowish orange, discs pink.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ghana, Togo


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Found on or near vertical cliffs in forest or at the vertical sides of deep gullies in open forest. Only known from a few localities in the Akwapim-Togo range from south-eastern Ghana to Togo.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The males call from dense forest, apparently near small waterfalls or dripping water. The call is an irregular series of clicks with high intensity and a rather long duration, so that they sound “larger” than the voices of H. concolor and H. baumanni from the same area.

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 2001-01-10)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius torrentis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 22, 2024.

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