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A medium-sized Leptopelis (males 34-38 mm) from forests around Lake Tanganyika with a small tympanum, large digital discs and a greyish throat in males. Dorsum red-brown to brown with a darker pattern and tiny light specks. Ventrum greyish, femur reddish, iris golden.
Described by Laurent as a subspecies of L. modestus, but I prefer to regard it as a full species in view of the unsettled taxonomy of L. modestus. The two forms are very similar, one difference being that the males of L. fiziensis have a greyish gular pouch, those of L. modestus blue.

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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