Hyperolius montanus

Hyperolius montanus

Hyperolius montanus, Mountain reed frog, Montane reed frog

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Hyperolius montanus

Hyperolius montanus (common name: mountain reed frog or montane reed frog) is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is endemic to Kenya and known from the Kenya Highlands. It might represent more than one species.

Appearance

The type series, collected from Mount Kinangop, consists of one male measuring 26 mm (1.0 in) and four females measuring 29–34 mm (1.1–1.3 in) in snout–vent length. Males are reported to vary in SVL between 25 and 38 mm (0.98 and 1.50 in), making them medium to large sized among Hyperolius frogs. Colour pattern is variable. Dorsum is uniformly greyish brown to light brown, yellow, or greenish. A dark brown canthal stripe runs from behind the eye to shoulder or groin. Males have yellow to white throat, or green in green-backed specimens. Ventrum is whitish and feet are whitish to yellowish.

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References

1. Hyperolius montanus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperolius_montanus
2. Hyperolius montanus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56166/17162013

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