AmphibiaWeb - Paracassina kounhiensis
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Paracassina kounhiensis
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Paracassina

© 2020 James Kuria Ndung'u (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).

Description
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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View Bd and Bsal data (2 records).
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.

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 2001-02-12)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Paracassina kounhiensis <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3699> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Aug 14, 2022.



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Citation: AmphibiaWeb. 2022. <https://amphibiaweb.org> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed 14 Aug 2022.

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