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Hyperolius endjami
family: Hyperoliidae

© 2008 Jean-Louis Amiet (1 of 1)
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 forest Hyperolius (males 20–23 mm, females 23–29 mm) from Cameroun. Dorsum yellowish, brown, beige, greyish or greenish with a lighter pattern. Ventrum in males translucent beige, yellowish to pale green, soles of feet black. Females often with black ventral pigmentation. Femur of females red to orange. Gular flap in males rather large and green or yellow. Pupil horizontal.

H. endjami is very similar and possibly related to H. acutirostris and H. mosaicus. It seems to be separated into two populations in Cameroun, with some differences in dimensions and pattern. H. endjami differs from H. acutirostris and H. mosaicus in its larger gular flap and reduced black ventral pigmentation. From H. acutirostris furthermore it differs in pattern in that the dorsal markings do not form transverse bands and the light band on the hindpart of the back in acutirostris is absent in endjami. From H. mosaicus it differs in the absence of small white tubercles on its back.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon

 

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Found in small swamps in dense primary and secondary forest in lowlands from 100 to 1100 m in central, southern and western Cameroun.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The call is a single or double click, rather metallic, emitted in a long series.

H. endjami breeds in flooded swamps with shallow water, and in small pools. A small number of eggs surrounded by clear jelly are placed out of water.

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 2001-01-10
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius endjami <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/524> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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