The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Painted Reed Frog

Afrikaans name: Skilderbontrietpadda

Painted Reed Frog

Painted Reed Frogs are beautiful creatures

Photo © Elzbieta Sekowska - Fotolia.com

Hyperolius marmoratus

The Painted Reed Frog is a stunning looking frog that comes in a number of colour forms.

Despite the gaudy colours on their backs they are white or pinkish underneath.

In South Africa it occurs in a narrow belt along the coast from Western Cape through KwaZulu-Natal.

Painted Reed Frog

Photo © Elzbieta Sekowska - Fotolia.com

This frog is found in pans in savanna areas. Amazingly they spend the day time in trees.

References and further reading

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Published: 2011 - Page: 258

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 253

Suburban Wildlife in KZN - Author: Dr. Jason Londt - Published: 2009 - Page: 98

Pollinators, Predators and Parasites - Author: C. Scholtz, J. Scholtz, H. De Klerk - Published: 2021 - Page: 310

Reptiles & Amphibians of Southern Africa - Author: Warren Schmidt - Published: 2006 - Page: 112

Sasol First Field Guide to Frogs of Southern Africa - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2012 - Page: 25

Reptiles & Amphibians of Southern Africa - Author: Warren Schmidt - Published: 2006 - Page: 102

Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers and Louis du Preez - Published: 2011 - Page: 69

Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 218

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 405

A complete guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: L du Preez & V Carruthers - Published: 2009 - Page: 250

A Field Guide to the Eastern Cape Coast - Author: R. Lubke, F. Gess & M. Bruton - Published: 1988 - Page: 253

Freshwater Life - Author: C. Griffiths, J. Day & M. Picker - Published: 2015 - Page: 88

Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2001 - Page: 64


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