Hyperolius endjami Amiet, 1980

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

Hyperolius endjami Amiet, 1980, Rev. Suisse Zool., 87: 445. Holotype: JLA 75.189, by original designation; now MHNG 2006.77 according to Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 9. Type locality: "Kala (20 km W de Yaoundé), env. 800 m d'altitude", Cameroon.

English Names

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

Endjam's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196).


Two populations in southern Cameroon, one from Mboassoum and Mankouat to Fopouanga and another from near Kribi to Yaounde.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


Similar, and possibly related, to Hyperolius acutirostris and Hyperolius mosaicus according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 136, who provided a brief account and map. 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. See account by Amiet, 2012, Rainettes Cameroun: 205–213. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 196–197, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Portik, Bell, Blackburn, Bauer, Barratt, Branch, Burger, Channing, Colston, Conradie, Dehling, Drewes, Ernst, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Hillers, Hirschfeld, Jongsma, Kielgast, Kouete, Lawson, Leaché, Loader, Lötters, van der Meijden, Menegon, Müller, Nagy, Ofori-Boateng, Ohler, Papenfuss, Rößler, Sinsch, Rödel, Veith, Vindum, Zassi-Boulou, and McGuire, 2019, Syst. Biol., 68: 859–875, implied in a supplemental figure that this nominal species is a complex, presumably composed of the two allopatric lineages (DRF). 

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