A spotted Kassina from the forests of R. D. Congo. Foot shorter than tibia (of the same length in K. maculosa), metatarsal tubercle smaller. Digital discs well-developed. Hidden part of femur barred in black and bright yellow. Lateral spots often confluent. Ventrum grey with light spots. Dorsum greyish brown with irregularly-placed elliptical black spots. Limbs with spots and transverse bars.
It is difficult from the description of this little-known form to find characters which distinguish it from K. maculosa, and Laurent seems to be in doubt about its validity. According to Laurent the two forms have slightly overlapping ranges in northern R. D. Congo.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
According to Laurent, clearings and dry forests. North-eastern
R. D. Congo.
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.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-30)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Kassina mertensi <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3692> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 11, 2023.
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