Hyperolius polystictus Laurent, 1943

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

Hyperolius polystictus Laurent, 1943, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Zool., 4: 133. Holotype: MRAC 181o, by original designation. Type locality: "Lofoi (Katanga [Province])", Dem. Rep. Congo.

English Names

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

Dotted Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 206).


Reed beds along the Lofoi River, Katanga Province, southeastern Dem. Rep. Congo.


Likely restricted to the surroundings of the falls of the Lofoi River, Dem. Rep. Congo, according to Schiøtz, 1999, Treefrogs Afr.: 154. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 287. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 206–207, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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