AmphibiaWeb - Leptopelis fiziensis
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Leptopelis fiziensis
family: Arthroleptidae
genus: Leptopelis

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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Description
A medium-sized Leptopelis (males 34-38 mm) from forests around Lake Tanganyika with a small tympanum, large digital discs and a greyish throat in males. Dorsum red-brown to brown with a darker pattern and tiny light specks. Ventrum greyish, femur reddish, iris golden.
Described by Laurent as a subspecies of L. modestus, but I prefer to regard it as a full species in view of the unsettled taxonomy of L. modestus. The two forms are very similar, one difference being that the males of L. fiziensis have a greyish gular pouch, those of L. modestus blue.

Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (3 records).
My specimens were collected on branches in dense low bush at the edge of a clearing in the forest at Gombe Stream N. P. Known from two localities on both sides of the northern part of Lake Tanganyika.

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

References

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



Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-02-07)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis fiziensis <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3648> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 15, 2022.



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