Arthroleptis fichika Blackburn, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis fichika

Arthroleptis fichika Blackburn, 2009, Breviora, 517: 4. Holotype: MCZA-138384, by original designation. Type locality: "Republic of Tanzania, Tanga Region, West Usambara Mountains, Mazumbai Forest Reserve, 04°49′45″S, 038°30′46″E (WGS datum), 1,383 m elevation".

English Names

Hidden Squeaker Frog (original publication).

Hidden Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 258).


Forests of the West Usambara and North Pare Mountains, 1381 to 1900 m elevation, Tanga Region, Tanzania.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Most closely related to Arthroleptis kidogo, and with that species, the closest relative of a group composed of Arthroleptis schubotzi, Arthroleptis xenodactylus, and Arthroleptis xenodactyloides. Loader, Poynton, Lawson, Blackburn, and Menegon, 2011, Fieldiana, Life Earth Sci., 4: 93, noted that an unnamed cryptic species occures in the South Pare Mountains, and provided a provisional record for the North Pare Mountains of Tanzania. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 42–43, provided a brief account for the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 258–259, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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