A Hyperolius from the grasslands of the Cameronese ridge. Males small (17-20 mm), females medium (23-26 mm). Head narrower than in the similar H. kuligae. Dorsum with hour-glass pattern or, more frequently, with light dorsolateral stripes in grey, beige and brown. Gular flap large. Pupils horizontal. Females with yellow ventrum, and red ventral surfaces of legs. Males have a whitish ventrum which is transparent posteriorly.
The males are similar to those of H. cinnamomeoventris, but smaller. The latter sometimes have two darker middorsal lines. For a comparison with the similar H. kuligae and H. platyceps see under the latter.
The spelling H. adametzi has also been used for this species, but Frost (2007) points out that the original specimens were labeled as H. ademetzi and that the alternative spelling was a typographical error by Ahl (1931).
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Distribution and Habitat
Only found in savanna at 750-1750 m in the western Cameronese highlands.
Habitat and Ecology
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Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The call consists of a long and rapid succession of very brief shrill buzzes, "zi-zi-zi-zi". Sometimes an initial sound is heard.
Hyperolius ademetzi is a species of frog in the Hyperoliidae family. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and intermittent freshwater marshes. It is threatened by habitat loss.
- Amiet, J.-L. & Schiøtz, A. 2004. Hyperolius ademetzi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 22 July 2007.
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