AmphibiaWeb - Hyperolius kihangensis


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Hyperolius kihangensis Schiøtz & Westergaard, 1999
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Hyperolius

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Endangered (EN)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A small Hyperolius (males 16-19 mm, females 23-26 mm) from the dense forest in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. Dorsum with broad transverse bars or an hour-glass pattern in dark and light grey. Dorsum coarsely granulated in males, smooth in females. Gular flap in males flat and smooth with very little dilatable skin. Pupil horizontal.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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Collected in swamps in dense evergreen forest in the Udzungwas, Tanzania.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
No call was heard from this species, in spite of careful listening on a locality with breeding activity.

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 2001-01-29)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius kihangensis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 5, 2023.

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