Afrixalus vibekensis Schiøtz, 1967

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

Afrixalus laevis vibekensis Schiøtz, 1967, Spolia Zool. Mus. Haun., 25: 126. Holotype: ZMUC R075501, by original designation. Type locality: "about 1 mile southwest of the village Zéalé, on the Road Danané-Yalé near Mt. Nimba, Côte d'Ivoire".

Afrixalus vibekaeSchiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 56. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Vibeke's Spiny Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 164).  


Known from isolated populations lowland rainforest in the Mount Nimba region of southwestern Ivory Coast, Tai National Park region in western Ivory Coast, and Bobiri Forest Reserve in southwestern Ghana; presumably to be found in adjacent Guinea and Liberia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana, Ivory Coast

Likely/Controversially Present: Guinea, Liberia


Similar, and possibly closely related to Afrixalus laevis, Afrixalus lacteus, and Afrixalus uluguruensis, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 55–56, who provided a brief account and map. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 617. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 193, reported on comparative tadpole morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 164–165, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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