AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius viridis


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Hyperolius viridis Schiøtz, 1975
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A rather small Hyperolius (males 21-23 mm) from grasslands at higher altitudes in southern Tanzania, similar to H. pusillus but larger, with more reduced webbing and a different voice and calling site. Dorsum green with a varying number of diffuse black dots. A light dorsolateral line is present. Throat in males yellow, ventrum white, discs yellow. Pupil horizontal. Hyperolius viridis is much broader and more heavily built than H. nasutus.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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A species from high grasslands in southern Tanzania.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The males call from grass in wet fields. The call is a scream immediately followed by a twittering, both with a frequency-intensity maximum of 3200 cps.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.


Channing, A., Moyer, D., and Burger, M. (2002). ''Cryptic species of sharp-nosed reed frogs in the Hyperolius nasutus complex: advertisement call differences.'' African Zoology, 37(1), 91-99.

Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Schiøtz, A. (2006). ''Reflections on the Hyperolius nasutus group.'' Alytes, 24(1-4), 61-71.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-29)
Edited by: NW (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius viridis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 13, 2024.

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