Hyperolius cystocandicans Richards and Schiøtz, 1977

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hyperoliidae > Subfamily: Hyperoliinae > Genus: Hyperolius > Species: Hyperolius cystocandicans

Hyperolius cystocandicans Richards and Schiøtz, 1977, Copeia, 1977: 285. Holotype: UMMZ 135194, by original designation. Type locality: "Tigoni, 2200 m above sea level", Kenya.

English Names

Tigoni Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 67).

Bladder Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 158).


Open farmland and grasslands in montane Kenya, east of the Rift Valley from Limuru to Thompson's Falls and east to the Myambeni Mountains, 1600 to 2200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Kenya

Endemic: Kenya


Possibly elated to Hyperolius montanus, Hyperolius alticola, Hyperolius frontalis, Hyperolius castaneus, and Hyperolius discodactylus, according to the original publication. See comments by Köhler, Scheelke, Schick, Veith, and Lötters, 2005, Afr. Zool., 40: 127–142, who described the advertisement call. Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 183–184, and Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 158–159, provided accounts. 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: 284. Dehling and Sinsch, 2019, Zool. Anz., 280: 65–77, considered this species to be in the Hyperolius castaneus group. Spawls, Wasonga, and Drewes, 2019, Amph. Kenya: 20, provided a range map for Kenya, photograph, and brief characterization. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 208–209, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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