Hyperolius hutsebauti


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyperolius hutsebauti
Species Authority: Laurent, 1956
Taxonomic Notes: This species is part of the Hyperolius tuberculatus Group in the H. viridiflavus complex (Schiøtz 1999). It might be conspecific with H. tuberculatus, but according to Laurent (1976) they are possibly sympatric in Ubangi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient because of doubts as to its taxonomic validity, and because of lack of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Democratic Republic of Congo north of the Congo River. Its distributional limits are very unclear and should be considered provisional.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: There is no direct information on the population status of this species, but as a member of the Hyperolius viridiflavus complex it is likely to be abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no direct information on its habitat and ecology, but assuming that it is ecologically similar to H. tuberculatus, then it occurs in bush land and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) in the forest zone, breeding in a variety of waterbodies.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species, but it is unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Arne Schiøtz 2004. Hyperolius hutsebauti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 July 2015.
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