AmphibiaWeb - Afrixalus morerei


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Afrixalus morerei Dubois, 1986
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Afrixalus
Afrixalus morerei
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A small Afrixalus (males 21–23 mm) from the open grasslands in the Udzungwas. Dorsum light with a pair of parallel dark dorsolateral lines from behind the eye to the groin where they merge into the dark lateral bands. No dark occipital patch (headspot). Dorsal asperities minute, weak or absent. Voice a buzzing.

Distribution and Habitat

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

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Only known from a few localities in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, where it is common. It probably also occurs in the Uluguru Mountains. A form from very open grassland and farmland at rather high altitudes.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is a long, even buzzing, possibly with a somewhat lower frequency-intensity maximum than that of A. delicatus.

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 2001-01-01)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-09)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus morerei <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 14, 2024.

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