Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, heavily degraded former forest, ponds, and canals and ditches.
A small broad and flat bushland Hyperolius (males 15–20 mm, females 22–26 mm) from Cameroun possibly as far east as Uganda. Dorsum grey with darker hourglass pattern or, rarely, with light dorsolateral stripes. Gular flap very variable in size. Ventrum yellowish white. Pupil horizontal.
This Cameronese species is probably identical to what is called H. platyceps langi from Uganda (Schiøtz 1975), while H. langi from eastern R. D. Congo may be a composite, including H. kuligae.
This species is also very similar to the more western Hyperolius sylvaticus. It differs in being smaller and having a much more variable gular flap. Furthermore the voice is different.
This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Schiøtz, A. (1975). The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.
This species is known mainly from central and southern Cameroon, south to the Petit Loango National Park in southwestern Gabon (M. Burger pers. comm.). There are also records from west and central Uganda, from the Budongo Forest, southeast to Entebbe, and southwest to the Mghainga Gorilla National Park. There are apparently isolated populations on the lower slopes of Mount Cameroon, and in the foothills of the Rumpi Hills, Mount Manenguba, and the Bamileke Plateau in southwestern Cameroon. It is presumed to occur in Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Congo, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The species' distribution on the map does include some areas in countries where the species' presence is uncertain.
It lives where forest and savannah interdigitate in marshes, roadside ditches, small pools, tall grassland, and degraded forest, sometimes far from water. It breeds in still water in marshes and roadside ditches and small pools in degraded forest and in more open situations. It does not live in open savannah.