AmphibiaWeb - Kassina jozani


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Kassina jozani Msuya, Howell & Channing, 2007
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Kassina
Species Description: Masuya, Howell, Channing 2006 A new species of running frog (Kassina, Anura: Hyperoliidae) from Unguja Island, Zanzibar. Af. J. Zool. 55:113-222.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A rather large spotted Kassina (males 38.5-42.2 mm) from Zanzibar. The eyes are very large and protruding. Tips of digits extremely flattened. No red patches on the side of lower abdomen and hind limbs. The dorsum is covered by black to slate-grey blotches separated by thin pale grey lines.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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Occurs in Zanzibar, on Unguja Island. The holotype was collected at 50m asl (IUCN 2006). Known only from flooded pools at the edge of Jozani Forest.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is quiet, pulsed, and low pitched with a rising pitch, audibly different from the calls of K. senegalensis and K. maculata. A sonogram has been published in Msuya et al. (2006).

Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.


IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Kassina jozani. Accessed on 15 September 2008.

Msuya, C., Howell, K., and Channing, A. (2006). ''A new species of running frog (Kassina) from Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania.'' African Journal of Herpetology, 55(2), 113-122.d.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-09-03)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Kassina jozani <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 23, 2023.

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