Hyperolius marmoratus albofasciatus (Hoffman, 1944),

Conradie, Werner, Bittencourt-Silva, Gabriela B., Engelbrecht, Hanlie M., Loader, Simon P., Menegon, Michele, Nanvonamuquitxo, C, 2016, Exploration into the hidden world of Mozambique's sky island forests: new discoveries of reptiles and amphibians, Zoosystematics and Evolution 92 (2), pp. 163-180: 167

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.92.9948

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scientific name

Hyperolius marmoratus albofasciatus (Hoffman, 1944)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Anura Hyperoliidae

Hyperolius marmoratus albofasciatus (Hoffman, 1944) 

Material

Mt. Namuli ( PEM A11311, male, 27.8 mm SUL; PEM A11312, female, 26.5 mm SUL; PEM A11313, female, 33.6 mm SUL; PEM A11349, juvenile, 15.8 mm SUL; PEM A11350, juvenile, 18.8 mm SUL; PEM A11354, male, 30.6 mm SUL; PEM A11355, male, 33.7 mm SUL; PEM A11356, male, 34.2 mm SUL; PEM A11360, juvenile, 26.2 mm SUL).

Comments

Found to be abundant on the grassland of the Muretha Plateau at Mt. Namuli. Males were found calling from very low vegetation close to water level. Adult males and females exhibit the same dorsal pattern indicating no sexual dichromatism. The Hyperolius marmoratus  group consists of many regional colour patterns and this population conforms to that of Hyperolius marmoratus albofasciatus  ( Schiøtz 1999). We believe that the two juvenile Hyperolius marmoratus  reported from Mt. Namuli by Portik et al. (2013a) belongs to the same species group.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hyperoliidae

Genus

Hyperolius