Hyperolius adspersus
family: Hyperoliidae
Species Description: Amiet J-L 2005 Les Hyperolius camerounais du groupe d'H. nasutus (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae). Rev Suisse Zool 112:271-310

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from western and southern Cameroon (where it avoids the coastal plain) south through Gabon and Congo to the Cabinda Enclave of Angola, and to western Democratic Republic of Congo. In Cameroon it occurs at 500-800 m, but it occurs close to sea-level in Congo. The western limits of its distribution are unknown, and the boundary between this species and Hyperolius nasutus in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo are also unknown. It presumably occurs in Equatorial Guinea, and the species' distribution on the map includes this area, but there do not appear to be any records from this country yet.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of open secondary habitats in the forest zone and does not occur in closed-canopy forest. It breeds in marshes and pools (often human-made) and is able to colonize open habitats inside undisturbed forest, presumably travelling through unsuitable habitat to do so.


There is little information, but it appears to be a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No threats are known.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It presumably occurs in some protected areas.

Research Needed
Further work is required to better understand the species' taxonomy and hence its distribution, population size and trends, ecological requirements, and threats.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This is a restricted concept of Hyperolius adspersus following the split of the broader concept into this and H. dartevellei (Channing et al. 2013).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Hyperolius adspersus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T76317559A76500311. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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