African reed frogs are very small and colourfully patterned. They can climb really well and live in ponds or rivers at altitudes of up to 2,400 metres. They croak beautiful melodies at night.
An African reed frog weighs two grams and is 15-30 millimetres tall. This makes it lighter than a 1 cent piece and not much taller than a 2 euro coin. It is a passionate singer with extraordinary talent. It is able to create sounds similar to that of a xylophone. But that is not its most exciting feature. It can simply grow back lost body parts again and transform from a male to a female (or vice versa) as and when needed.
Scientific facts Scientific name: Hyperolius viridiflavus Global home: Africa Conservation status: Least concern Primary habitat: Subtropical Forest