Kassina arboricola
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A medium-sized, slender, spotted Kassina from the central part of West Africa (Ivory Coast and Ghana) with long and slender arms and legs. 33-46 large spots on flanks and dorsum. Belly always dark with black punctuations and larger spots. Two large occipital spots. Throat of males with black spots. Gular flap of males narrow and straight. Central part of belly granular (Perret 1985; Rödel et al. 2002).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana


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Most of Ivory Coast, except the western part, and Ghana. Seems to be restricted to forested habitats, often secondary forest.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing


Perret, J. L. (1985). ''Description of Kassina arboricola sp. nov. (Amphibia, Hyperoliidae) from the Ivory Coast and Ghana.'' South African Journal of Science, 81, 196-199.

Rödel, M.-O., Grafe, T.U., Rudolf, V.H.W., and Ernst, R. (2002). ''A review of West African Spotted Kassina, including a description of Kassina schioetzi sp. nov. (Amphibia: Anura: Hyperoliidae).'' Copeia, 2002(3), 800-814.

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2008-08-22
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-10-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Kassina arboricola <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 26, 2020.

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