IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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A small Afrixalus (males to 20 mm, females to 25 mm) from open vegetation in coastal KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa. Voice a buzzing. Dorsum dark with a pair of broad light dorsolateral bands from eye to groin. The pattern is rather constant. Black asperities on back with a concentration on the head and the bulbous snout. Ventrum whitish, gular disc dark yellow. Sympatric with A. delicatus, which has a pointed snout without black asperities.
Subspecies. – Pickersgill has established a subspecies, A. s. intermedius, for what was formerly regarded as the more north-easterly populations of A. knysnae. This form is intermediate between A. knysnae and A. s. spinifrons in most characters and it would seem as if a distinction between them at species level is unnecessary.

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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