Hyperolius albofrenatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius albofrenatus
Species Authority: Ahl, 1931
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).
Taxonomic Notes: This form might be a synonym of Hyperolius pusillus. It cannot be matched to any known species in the wild.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Angulo, A.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, uncertain provenance, extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This taxon is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Deutsch-Ostafrika [Tanzania]" (Ahl 1931). It is not possible in this assessment to produce a species range map for this taxon, which cannot be matched to any known species in the wild.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Its population status is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It presumably breeds in waterbodies and has a larval development breeding strategy.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas. Research is needed on its taxonomic status, as well as to locate this species in the wild and assess its distribution, population status, ecology and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Hyperolius albofrenatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56111A18373075. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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