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Kassina mertensi
family: Hyperoliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
A spotted Kassina from the forests of R. D. Congo. Foot shorter than tibia (of the same length in K. maculosa), metatarsal tubercle smaller. Digital discs well-developed. Hidden part of femur barred in black and bright yellow. Lateral spots often confluent. Ventrum grey with light spots. Dorsum greyish brown with irregularly-placed elliptical black spots. Limbs with spots and transverse bars.
It is difficult from the description of this little-known form to find characters which distinguish it from K. maculosa, and Laurent seems to be in doubt about its validity. According to Laurent the two forms have slightly overlapping ranges in northern R. D. Congo.

Distribution and Habitat

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

 

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According to Laurent, clearings and dry forests. North-eastern R. D. Congo.

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 2001-01-30
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Kassina mertensi <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/3692> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 21, 2017.



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