The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Hyperolius ruvuensis Barratt et al., 2017

Ruvu reed frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Missing, possibly extinct.

Last record: 2001



Ruvu South Forest Reserve, outside of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Barratt, C. D., Lawson, L. P., Bittencourt-Silva, G. B., Doggart, N., Morgan-Brown, T., Nagel, P. and Loader, S. P. (2017). A new, narrowly distributed, and critically endangered species of spiny-throated reed frog (Anura: Hyperoliidae) from a highly threatened coastal forest reserve in Tanzania. Herpetological Journal 27: 13-24.


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