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Afrixalus wittei
De Witte's spiny reed frog
family: Hyperoliidae

© 2008 Ronalda Keith (1 of 1)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
A rather large (females up to 33 mm) Afrixalus from lowland savanna in south-eastern R. D. Congo and adjacent parts of Angola, Tanzania and Zambia. Dorsum with three regular light stripes, the dorsal one not meeting the two lateral ones on the head.
Voice: A typical Afrixalus-voice, starting with a creaking sound and continuing with a number of clicks with an indistinct frequency-intensity maximum at 2500–3000 cps.

Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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Lowland savanna in south-eastern R. D. Congo and adjacent parts of Angola, Tanzania and Zambia.

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 2000-12-25
Edited by Arie van der Meijden (2008-09-09)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Afrixalus wittei: De Witte's spiny reed frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/471> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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