Arlequinus krebsi (Mertens, 1938)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Genus: Arlequinus > Species: Arlequinus krebsi

Hyperolius krebsi Mertens, 1938, Abh. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 442: 30. Holotype: SMF 22459, by original designation. Type locality: "Mubengue," Cameroon.

Arlequinus krebsiPerret, 1988, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 111: 43.

English Names

Mebebque Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 66).

Harlequin Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 166).  


Southwestern Cameroon: known only from Mbunge on the southern slopes of Mount Cameroon and the southern slopes of the Bamileke Plateau; reported (photograph only) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, although this requires confirmation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea


See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 282. See account for Cameroon by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 151–159. See Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 85–86, for a brief account. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 197–198, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 166–167, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See brief account, range map, and photographs for Equatorial Guinea in Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230.  

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