Afrixalus delicatus Pickersgill, 1984
Delicate Spiny Reed Frog, Umgqagqa othambile (Zulu)
|Species Description: Pickersgill, M. (1984). Three new Afrixalus (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from south-eastern Africa. Durban Museum Novitates 13: 203–220.|
© 2004 Robert C. Drewes (1 of 8)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The tadpoles were described by Wager (1985) as A. b. brachycnemis. The eggs are deposited on leaves which are glued together, either above or just below the surface of the water. Up to three males may participate in egg-laying. The tadpoles are streamlined with a tooth formula of 0/0.
Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.
IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Afrixalus delicatus. www.globalamphibians.org. Accessed on 28 September 2008.
Phaka, F.M., Netherlands, E.C., Kruger, D.J.D., Du Preez, L.H. (2019). Folk taxonomy and indigenous names for frogs in Zululand, South Africa. J Ethnobiology Ethnomedicine 15, 17. [link]
Pickersgill, M. (2007). Frog Search: Results of Expeditions to Southern and Eastern Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Wager, V. A. (1985). The Frogs of South Africa. Purnell and Sons, Cape Town, South Africa.
Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-01-01)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2023-05-31)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2023 Afrixalus delicatus: Delicate Spiny Reed Frog <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/447> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Nov 28, 2023.
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