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Hyperolius kuligae
family: Hyperoliidae

© 2008 Jean-Louis Amiet (1 of 5)
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 broad and flat bushland Hyperolius (males 15–20 mm, females 22–26 mm) from Cameroun possibly as far east as Uganda. Dorsum grey with darker hourglass pattern or, rarely, with light dorsolateral stripes. Gular flap very variable in size. Ventrum yellowish white. Pupil horizontal.

This Cameronese species is probably identical to what is called H. platyceps langi from Uganda (Schiøtz 1975), while H. langi from eastern R. D. Congo may be a composite, including H. kuligae.

This species is also very similar to the more western Hyperolius sylvaticus. It differs in being smaller and having a much more variable gular flap. Furthermore the voice is different.

Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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A forest species. The type locality, the southern slope of Mt. Cameroun, seems to be on the westernmost border of its range. Also distributed in southern Cameroun, probably to Uganda.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The call consists of a brief, inconspicuous, even buzzing, “dziii”, with a frequency-intensity maximum at about 4000 cps.

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. (1975). The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.

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 kuligae <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/541> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2017.



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