Hyperolius minutissimus Schiøtz, 1975

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

Hyperolius minutissimus Schiøtz, 1975, Treefrogs E. Afr.: 167. Holotype: ZMUC R079213, by original designation. Type locality: "10 miles west of Njombe, Tanzania".

English Names

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

Dwarf Reed Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 169).


Open windswept grasslands of southern Tanzania in the Udzungwa Mountains and from the Njombe area of the Southern Highlands, above 1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


Most similar to Hyperolius spinigularis according to the original publication. See comments by Schiøtz and Westergaard, 2000, Steenstrupia, 25: 8.  Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 181–183, Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 169–170, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 371–372, 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: 286. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 186–187, provided a brief account. In the Hyperolius spinigularis group ofLoader, Lawson, Portik, and Menegon, 2015, BMC Res. Notes, 8 (Art. 167): 1–16, who provided a key to the species. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 202–203, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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