This species is known only from the western edge of the southern Cameroon plateau, though it might occur more widely than current records suggest. Its altitudinal range is 300–1,000 m Asl. It is known from one threat-defined location and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,904 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a species of lowland rainforest in hilly country, and it is not known to what extent it can adapt to forest disturbance. It breeds in streams by larval development, and the males call from rocky areas (under rocks or in cracks) close to small streams.
It is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation from smallholder farming activities, expanding human settlements and logging.
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas, though it might occur in Campo-Ma'an National Park.
Improved habitat protection is required at sites where this species is known to occur.
Distribution surveys will be useful to determine the limits of this species' range.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,904 km2, it occurs in one threat-defined location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of the habitat in western Cameroon.
Following Amiet and Dowsett-Lemaire (2000), Leptodactylodon bueanus is here considered a separate species from L. albiventris (as opposed to a subspecies of L. albiventris following Amiet (1987)). Rödel and Pauwels (2003) provisionally assigned records of L. albiventris from Equatorial Guinea (De la Riva 1994) to L. stevarti.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Leptodactylodon albiventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54426A96265679. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T54426A96265679.en .Downloaded on 23 February 2019