Hyperolius leleupi Laurent, 1951

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

Hyperolius leleupi Laurent, 1951, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 44: 371. Type(s): MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "Haute Luvubu, 2.550 m., Territoire d'Uvira, Kivu", Itombwe highlands, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Leleup's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 184). 


Bamboo forests in the Itombwe highlands, Kivu, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, above 2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Similar to Hyperolius castaneus according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 155, who provided a brief account. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 286. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 184–185, provided a brief account and range map. 

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