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A medium-sized Hyperolius (males 26-29 mm) from the savanna in Zambia. Both sexes green to brownish with a thin red canthal and dorsolateral line. Males with a large flat turquoise gular flap. Pupil horizontal.

H. kachalolae is similar to H. argus, but there are a number of differences. It is smaller, with a larger gular flap, more reduced webbing, different colour of the extended gular sac and a different female coloration. The voice is also different.

It seems likely that the name H. kachalolae is a junior synonym of H. bocagei (Schiøtz & Van Daelen 2003)This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.

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Distribution and Habitat

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Collected in a rather dense savanna, where the males would call from scattered trees and grass stems. Only known from a few localities in Zambia and Malawi.

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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

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The call consists of single screams with a peculiar tonal quality. The single call has a long duration (0.1 sec) and an acoustical structure made up of a number of harmonics 4-500 cps. apart.

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Hyperolius kachalolae

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Hyperolius kachalolae is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is known from the area extending from northwestern Zambia to central Malawi,[1][2][3] although it is likely that its true range extends into adjacent southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and extreme eastern Angola.[1][2] Common name Kachalola reed frog has been proposed for it.[2][3]

Description

Males and females grow to 29 mm (1.1 in) in snout–vent length. The body is robust. The toes are mostly webbed (the fourth toe has 1½ phalanges free). Females are tomato-red, while males are yellow, brown, or green; a thin, red line runs along the side of snout, over the eye, and continues backwards as a dorsolateral band. Both males and females have red digital discs and webbing. The underside is white. Breeding males have a turquoise throat.[3]

The male advertisement call is a short, nasal whistle.[3]

Habitat and conservation

Hyperolius kachalolae inhabits rather humid, dense (wooded) savanna.[1][3] Breeding takes place in temporary pools and marshes, and possibly also permanent pools. Males call from trees and grass stems.[1]

While there have not been many records of this species, it is believed to be common. It lives in areas with little human impact, probably tolerates some habitat alteration, and is unlikely to face significant threats. It is likely present in several protected areas.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2013). "Hyperolius kachalolae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2013: e.T56146A18378643. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T56146A18378643.en. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2021). "Hyperolius kachalolae Schiøtz, 1975". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.1. American Museum of Natural History. doi:10.5531/db.vz.0001. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d e Channing, Allan & Rödel, Mark-Oliver (2019). Field Guide to the Frogs & other Amphibians of Africa. Cape Town: Struik Nature. pp. 208–209. ISBN 978-1-77584-512-6.
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Hyperolius kachalolae: Brief Summary

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Hyperolius kachalolae is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is known from the area extending from northwestern Zambia to central Malawi, although it is likely that its true range extends into adjacent southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and extreme eastern Angola. Common name Kachalola reed frog has been proposed for it.

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