Leptopelis boulengeri
family: Arthroleptidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


A rather large Leptopelis (males 37-48 mm, females 60-81 mm) from the forests of central Africa. Dorsum green or brown. Brown specimens have a dark bar between the eyes and a dorsal triangle with apex pointing forward. Rarely, dorsal spots instead. Conspicuous white spot below eye. Canthus rostralis angular. The green phase is uncommon.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria

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South-eastern Nigeria to Cameroun, Gabon, R. Congo and western R. D. Congo.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The males call from branches or lianas in dense forest, up to 5-6 m above the ground but normally lower. The voice is a small series (2-4) of identical, rather atonal clacks, rather quiet. Several calls heard and recorded in a terrarium started with a series of very quiet clacks. This quiet part of the call has not been heard in the field. There is a very ill-defined frequency-intensity maximum at 2000-2500 cps.

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.

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2001-01-31
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis boulengeri <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 22, 2016.

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