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.


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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