Arthroleptis reichei Nieden, 1911

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

Arthroleptis reichei Nieden, 1911 "1910", Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1910: 437. Syntypes: ZMB 21772 and 21780 (total of 4 specimens) according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 15. Type locality: "Kratersee des Ngosi Vulcans", Poroto Mountains, Tanzania.

Abroscaphus reicheiLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274–275, by implication.

English Names

Poroto Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Reiche's Squeaker (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 45; Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 52).

Large-toad Squeaker (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 112; Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 45 [alternative name]).

Poroto Mountains Screeching Frog (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 45 [alternative name]).


Moist evergreen montane forest in the Poroto, Rungwe, Udzungwa, and Uluguru mountains of Tanzania and the Misuku Hills of northern Malawi, 1500-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Malawi, Tanzania


 Mercurio, 2009, J. Herpetol., 43: 345–350, reported on the advertisement call. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 50–51, provided a brief account for the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 264–265, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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