Hyperolius watsonae Pickersgill, 2007

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

Hyperolius watsonae Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 382. Holotype: LIVM 1998.46.69, by original designation. Type locality: "Ngezi F[orest]. R[eserve]., Pemba", Tanzania.

English Names

Watson's Reed Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 176)


Known only from the type locality (Ngezi Forest Reserve, Pemba I., Tanzania).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Tanzania

Endemic: Tanzania


In the Hyperolius puncticulatus complex, along with Hyperolius parkeri and Hyperolius puncticulatus according to the original publication. See comment by Broadley, 2007, Afr. J. Herpetol., 56: 175-177. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 176–177, provided a brief account and range map.

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