Hyperolius leucotaenius Laurent, 1950

White-striped reed frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1950 or prior

Rediscovered in 30 December 2010

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



The "area to the west of the southern part of the Itombwe Highlands and northern slopes of the Kabobo Highlands, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo" (Schiøtz, 2004)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Laurent, R. F. (1950). Diagnoses preliminaires de treize batraciens nouveaux d'Afrique centrale. Revue de Zoologie et Botanie Africaine 44: 1-18.


Other references:

Greenbaum, Eli and Kusamba, Chifundera. (2012). Conservation Implications Following the Rediscovery of Four Frog Species from the Itombwe Natural Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Herpetological Review 43(2): 253-259.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Hyperolius leucotaenius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T56157A16939573. Downloaded on 19 February 2017.

Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.


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