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Hyperolius semidiscus
Yellow-striped Reed Frog
family: Hyperoliidae

© 1998 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (1 of 4)
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 medium-sized Hyperolius (up to 35 mm) from South Africa, dorsum green or brown, most often with a yellow canthal and dorsolateral line with well-defined edges and often a thin black outline. Concealed surfaces of limbs, webbing and digits yellow or orange. Ventrum cream or yellow. Gular flap dark yellow. Pupil horizontal.

The tadpoles reach 48 mm. They are light brown with a pale underside and mottled fins. Tooth formula 1/1+1,2.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: South Africa, Swaziland

 

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Found in dense reeds and vegetation along river courses and standing water along the east coast of southern Africa but veering off the Mozambique Plain into highland areas around Swaziland.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The call is a harsh creak interspersed with a longer pulsatile croak.

The eggs are deposited in water in clutches of about 30. Total clutch size is about 200.

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 2001-01-29
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Hyperolius semidiscus: Yellow-striped Reed Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/585> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 18, 2017.



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