Hyperolius stictus Conradie, Verburgt, Portik, Ohler, Bwong, and Lawson, 2018

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

Hyperolius stictus Conradie, Verburgt, Portik, Ohler, Bwong, and Lawson, 2018, Zootaxa, 4379: 188. Holotype: PEM A11706, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km WNW of Palma, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (10°45’41.8”S 40°25’45.7”E, 21 m asl". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:25041B52-6529-45CC-BA4A-0363841EF930

English Names

Yellow-spotted Reed Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Northeastern coastal Mozambique, associated with the Mozambican coastal pans system, possibly as far as extreme southeastern Tanzania. 

Comment

The sister taxon of Hyperolius mitchelli according to the original publication. Bwong, Barratt, Loader, Nyamache, Menegon, Malonza, Nagel, and Lawson, 2020, Afr. J. Herpetol., 69: 165–181, discussed the geographic variation in molecular markers, calls, and color pattern, and allocated the northeastern population of the Hyperolius  mitchelli to Hyperolius rubrovermiculatus, complex, and also found Hyperolius stictus and Hyperolius mitchelli to be sister taxa. 

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