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Alexteroon hypsiphonus
family: Hyperoliidae
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 small Alexteroon (24-28 mm) from the forest in southern Cameroun, western Gabon and Rep. Congo. Dorsum greyish to brown with irregular transverse darker bands. Ventral part of body and head white, of limbs translucent greenish. Fringes only developed on hand and 4th finger, and on foot and 5th toe.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon

 

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This species is widespread and abundant in southern Cameroun, where the voice is often heard along rivers, but is very difficult to collect. It is also known from Gabon and Rep. Congo, in the latter country reported by Largen and Dowsett-Lemaire (1991) as Hyperolius tuberculatus.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice consists of a double click, more sonorous than the voice of the other Alexteroon. The calling site of the males is very high up, often more than 5 meters high and close to rivers, but the eggs are apparently placed quite low in the vegetation. The tadpoles are similar to those of A. obstetricans. The eggs and small tadpoles are protected by the female.

References

Amiet, J.-L (2000). "Les Alexteroon du Cameroun." Alytes, 17((3-4)), 125-164.

Largen, M. J. and Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1991). ''Amphibians (Anura) from the Kouilou River Basin, République du Congo.'' Tauraco Research Report, 4, 145-168.



Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-02)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Alexteroon hypsiphonus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5521> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 19, 2017.



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