AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius polystictus
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Hyperolius polystictus Laurent, 1943
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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Description
A medium-sized Hyperolius (males to 31 mm, females to 33 mm), probably confined to the area surrounding the falls of the Lofoi River, R. D. Congo. Body rather broad. Dorsal ground colour rusty brown with darker rounded dots.

Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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This species was described based on a single specimen, and nothing is known of its distribution or life history. It is included based on Laurent’s authority.

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 2001-01-10)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius polystictus <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/568> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 6, 2022.



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