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Habitat and Ecology

A. wittei is found in montane moorlands and grasslands in the lower elevations of the East African montane moorlands ecoregion and in the upper elevations of the East African montane forests ecoregion (Hogan, 2013). The species habitat is in a climate of extreme temperature and solar insolation variations, with nightly freezes occurring in the moorlands, and extreme heat and sunlight intensity occurring almost every day in this equatorial high altitiude zone (Hogan, 2013). Soils in the moorland portion of the species range are of pronounced acidic characteristic (Hogan, 2013). This terrestrial anuran is associated with freshwater cold streams in montane moorland (Hogan, 2013), grassland (Lötters et al. 2004) and perhaps also forest, Moreover, it has also been found in one town (Lötters et al. 2004). Elevations of occurrence are bracketed between 2080 and 3100 metres (Lötters et al. 2004).

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