AmphibiaWeb - Leptopelis argenteus


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Leptopelis argenteus (Pfeffer, 1893)
Silvery Tree Frog
family: Arthroleptidae
genus: Leptopelis

© 2008 Arne Schiotz (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A small Leptopelis (males 29-33 mm) with reduced webbing. Pattern with two dark dorsolateral stripes and a more diffuse canthal and lateral line. No pectoral glands in males. In morphology L. argenteus seems inseparable from L. concolor, but the pattern is quite different.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zimbabwe


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The habitat preference seems identical to that of L. concolor. Distributed in the savannas of coastal Tanzania from Bagamoyo to the border of Mozambique.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Voice a clack and scream. Identical to that of L. concolor.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.


Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-02-07)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis argenteus: Silvery Tree Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 25, 2023.

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