Afrixalus lacteus Perret, 1976

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Afrixalus > Species: Afrixalus lacteus

Afrixalus lacteus Perret, 1976, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 99: 25. Holotype: MHNG 1506.58, by original designation. Type locality: "Nsoung, Mont Manengouba, 1400 m, Cameroun".

Afrixalus (Laurentixalus) lacteusAmiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 111.

English Names

Cameroon Banana Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Milky Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 158).


Western and southern slopes of Mount Manengouba, Mount Nlonaka, and the southern portion of the Bamileke Plateau (at Mount Bana, Foto, and Batie), at an elevation of 1200–1900 m., Cameroon.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


Confused with Afrixalus lindholmi by Amiet, 1972, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 9: 127–153, according to J.-L. Perret in Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 222. 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: 281. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 57, provided a brief account and map.  Amiet, 2009, Rev. Suisse Zool., 116: 85–88, provided an account for Cameroon and suggested this species to be close to Afrixalus fulvovittatus. See account by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 118–123. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 158–159, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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