|Scientific Name:||Hyperolius argus|
|Species Authority:||Peters, 1854|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Arne Schiøtz, John Poynton, Emilio Balletto|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a wide variety of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species from the eastern side of the African continent ranges from extreme southern Somalia, south through Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal in eastern South Africa), and inland to southern Malawi and extreme southeastern Zimbabwe. It is a low-altitude species, occurring up to 300m asl in South Africa.|
Native:Kenya; Malawi; Mozambique; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||It is generally a common species, though it has declined in areas heavily impacted by human activities in South Africa.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives near water in low elevation dense, humid savannah and grassland. It breeds in shallow pans, vleis and marshes, with floating and emergent vegetation, usually, though not always, preferring temporary water.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is generally not threatened, but it is affected by urban expansion, agricultural intensification and the introduction of bass in the south of its range. It is sometimes found in the international pet trade but at levels that do not currently constitute a major threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in many protected areas.|
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|Citation:||Arne Schiøtz, John Poynton, Emilio Balletto 2004. Hyperolius argus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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