Heterixalus alboguttatus (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Heterixalus > Species: Heterixalus alboguttatus

Megalixalus madagascariensis var. alboguttata Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 129. Syntypes: BMNH 1880.7.15.13–14 and 1874.4.25.2–3, according to Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 205. Type locality: "S.E. Betsileo" and "Madagascar (?)".

Heterixalus madagascariensis alboguttatusLaurent, 1950, Explor. Parc Natl. Albert, Miss. G.F. de Witte (1933–1935), 64: 14, by implication.

Heterixalus alboguttatusGuibé, 1978, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 11: 86.

English Names

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


Betsileo Province and east coast of Madagascar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Madagascar

Endemic: Madagascar


See accounts by Blommers-Schlösser, 1982, Beaufortia, 32: 9, and Glaw and Vences, 2007, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Madagascar, Ed. 3: 100.

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