Leptopelis kivuensis

Leptopelis kivuensis

Leptopelis kivuensis

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Leptopelis kivuensis

Leptopelis kivuensis is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is found in the highlands of western Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda, and in the extreme eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has been considered synonym of Leptopelis karissimbensis, and has been confused with that species. Common names Kisenyi forest treefrog and Kivu tree frog have been coined for it.

Appearance

Adult males measure 28–37 mm (1.1–1.5 in) in snout–vent length. The tympanum is small. The fingers and toes have reduced webbing. Dorsal coloration is variable and adult males may be tan, reddish-brown, or light green. Some tan or brown individuals bear light brown triangular patterns between the eyes and sacrum, an irregular dark brown line running from the canthus rostralis through the eye and over the tympanum and to the forelimb, dark brown spots on the flanks, and dark brown crossbars on the upper side of the limbs. A white or cream spot under the eye may be present, albeit being indistinct. Males have a white gular vocal sac.

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The male advertisement call is a pulsed, single clack repeated in rapid succession. Double clacks are also possible.

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References

1. Leptopelis kivuensis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptopelis_kivuensis
2. Leptopelis kivuensis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56261/3036750

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