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Reed frog

Hyperolius sp.


Tiny brown frog with purple speckles all over the body. Found in daylight.


Tropical moist montane forest.


Photos by Piotrek Tuczapski and Maria Dahm.

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AshleyT 3 years ago

This looks like a juvenile too, which makes it even more difficult to determine species on!

AshleyT 3 years ago

All the reed frogs are super variable, H. marmoratus is the only one I'm comfortable going down to species on. Leaving it at genus level is a good idea :)

Flavio Oliveira
Flavio Oliveira 3 years ago

Thank you, Ashley! I tried identifying it using the guide below. It looks like H. mitchelli, but I have some doubts because the morph in the photos does not appear in the guide. So I'll stick it just to Hyperolius sp.

AshleyT 3 years ago

Hyperolius sp.

Tanga, Tanzania

Lat: -5.10, Long: 38.63

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2015

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