Hyperolius mitchelli 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius mitchelli
Species Authority: Loveridge, 1953
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-26
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Poynton, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges widely from northeastern Tanzania, through Malawi to central Mozambique. It is present on the island of Zanzibar. A record from Ngurdoto Crater in Arusha National Park, north-central Tanzania, was a misidentified Hyperolius viridiflavus ommatostictus. It is a low-altitude species, though it occurs to at least 1,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Tanzania, United Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in dry forest, heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) and low-intensity farmland. It breeds in permanent and temporary ponds in rather open forest and farm bush.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although it can withstand considerable habitat alteration, there is almost certainly a limit to the amount of opening of its habitat that it can tolerate.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Hyperolius mitchelli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56165A18379579. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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