AmphibiaWeb - Leptopelis oryi


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Leptopelis oryi Inger, 1968
family: Arthroleptidae
genus: Leptopelis
Leptopelis oryi
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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A medium sized Leptopelis (males 29-43 mm, females 42-58 mm). Webbing much reduced. Dorsum smooth, brown with three narrow dark stripes and dark lateral bands. No pectoral glands in males. In morphology this form closely resembles Leptopelis nordequatorialis from Cameroun.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Uganda

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Collected on savanna with high grass and scattered bushes. They were not heard on the more open savannas in Uganda. Only known from north-eastern R. D. Congo and a single locality (savanna near Budongo Forest) in Uganda.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Males call from high up in the bushes and long grass. The voice is a clack with a long duration, 0.10-0.15 seconds, and a very indistinct frequency-intensity maximum at 1500 cps. Inger (1968) has described tadpoles collected at a locality where only L. oryi has been found.

This account was taken from "Treefrogs of Africa" by Arne Schiøtz with kind permission from Edition Chimaira publishers, Frankfurt am Main.

Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.


Inger, R. F. (1968). ''Amphibia.'' Exploration du Parc National de la Garamba, 52, 1-190.

Schiøtz, A. (1999). Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-02-12)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-09-30)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis oryi <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 28, 2024.

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