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Afrixalus morerei
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
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.

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.



Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-01
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-09)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus morerei <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/458> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 17, 2017.



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