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Kassinula wittei Laurent, 1940
De Witte's Clicking Frog
family: Hyperoliidae
genus: Kassinula

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 3)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A very small (17-22 mm) ground-living frog from the savanna of south-central Africa with a complex pattern of light stripes on a dark dorsum. Males with a circular gular pouch with a free posterior flap.
Voice. - Calls from grassy bogs. The voice is a series of brief, metallic clicks with a frequency-intensity maximum of about 4000 cps.

Distribution and Habitat

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


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Abundant in flooded grassy areas in the uplands of western and northern Zambia and southern 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 2001-01-31)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Kassinula wittei: De Witte's Clicking Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 12, 2024.

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