A rather large Leptopelis (males 42-50 mm, females 60-74 mm) from Central Africa. Females and many males have a green dorsum, sometimes with white spots. Throat of calling males blue. Another phase is brown with a darker dorsal triangle, tibia with transverse bars and flanks with fine black points. Juveniles bright green with conspicuous white spots on heels and elbows.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon, Nigeria
Quite abundant in bushland in the forest belt, and on localities with denser vegetation in the savanna. From western Cameroun to R. D. Congo.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice is a quiet "kai", more melodious that in the other species. Sometimes also a buzzing.
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 schiotz.dk), *
First submitted 2001-01-31
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-10)
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