Hyperolius soror (Chabanaud, 1921)

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

Rappia soror Chabanaud, 1921, Bull. Com. Études Hist. Scient. Afr. Occid. Franç., 1921: 458. Syntypes: MNHNP 1921.185, according to the original publication. Type locality: "N'Zérékoré", Guinea.

Hyperolius sororAhl, 1931, Das Tierreich, 55: 299.

English Names

Soror Reed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 68).


Sierra Leone through southern Guinea and adjacent Liberia, to western Ivory Coast.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone


See comment under Hyperolius wermuthi, with which it may be conspecific. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 221–222, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Rödel and Glos, 2019, Zoosyst. Evol., 95: 23, reported this species from the Krahn-Bassa Proposed Protected Area in southeastern Liberia and the Foya Proposed Protected Area in western Liberia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 174–175, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. See comment under Hyperolius wermuthi which Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 396, regarded as a synonym. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba.

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