Afrixalus stuhlmanni (Pfeffer, 1893)

Taxonomic Notes

There is considerable taxonomic confusion regarding this species. Afrixalus brachycnemis, A. pygmaeus, and A. sylvaticus are considered synonomies of A. stuhlmanni by Pickersgill (2005; Text from Harper et al., 2010).

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Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in grassland, savanna, and coastal forests at elevations from 0 – 1200 m (Harper et al., 2010).

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Advertisement Call

The call is a series of clicks (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

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Diagnostic Description

A very small frog with short legs and protruding eyes. The dorsum is light with brown sides and darker bands or stripes. Small light dots are present on the brown patches and small brown dots occur on the light patches. Toes and fingers have a small amount of webbing at the base. Toe and finger tips end in distinct disks (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

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Size

Male snout-vent lengths range in size from 15 – 21 mm and females from 17 – 27 mm (Harper et al., 2010).

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Comparisons

This species is similar to A. uluguruensis, but it lacks dorsal spines (Harper et al., 2010).

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Reproduction

Eggs are laid on blades of grass (Text from Harper et al., 2010).

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