Marbled reed frog

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Marbled reed frog
Marbled reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus).jpg
in Botswana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hyperoliidae
Genus: Hyperolius
Species: H. marmoratus
Binomial name
Hyperolius marmoratus
Rapp, 1842

The marbled reed frog or painted reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus) is a species of frogs in the Hyperoliidae family found in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe, and Botswana, Lesotho, and Tanzania. It occurs in a wide range of natural habitats, including forests, savannas, shrublands, grasslands, rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, and intermittent freshwater lakes. It coexists well with humans, and is also found in pastureland, rural gardens, and urban areas. Its range appears to be expanding to the winter rainfall area of the Western Cape.[1][2]

Species in the genus Hyperolius may display different colouration and patterns during day and night. Daylight colours are usually pale and drab, while their night-time appearance is colourful and eye-catching. [3] - see images below



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