Paracassina kounhiensis
family: Hyperoliidae

© 2008 Malcolm Largen (1 of 2)
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 (Males 35-47 mm, females 39-49 mm) Kassina-like frog. Dorsum with large, well-defined dark spots with thin light delimitation. Ventrum normally lightly spotted. Groin yellow in life but without clearly defined pale patch. Ethiopian highlands east of Rift Valley.
The voice is very similar to that of P. obscura, but more high-pitched.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ethiopia


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Found in montane pasture-land in the Ethiopian highlands (2400-3000 m) east of the Rift Valley.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Tadpoles are similar to those of P. obscura, but possibly smaller.

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.

Written by Arne Schioetz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2001-02-12
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Paracassina kounhiensis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 2, 2020.

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