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Laurent has established two very similar subspecies: (1) L. c. calcaratus from Eastern Nigeria, Cameroun and R. D. Congo north of Congo River: Spur on heel well developed, webbing less developed. (2) L. c. meridionalis Laurent 1973 from the forests of R. D. Congo south of Congo River, spur on heel less developed, webbing more extensive. There are other small morphological differences between the two.
The tadpole has the typical Leptopelis appearance and reaches a maximum length of 56 mm (17+39). The smallest tadpoles have a tooth formula of 1,1+1/ 3, older tadpoles 1,2+2/ 3 and the largest the typical formula of 1,3+3/3.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-31
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-01-18)
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