Scotobleps gabonicus
family: Arthroleptidae

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

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


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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:


Vomerine teeth are in two small groups on a line with the posterior borders of the choanse. Head is rather large, as long as broad. Snout is obtusely pointed with a feeble canthus rostralis; loreal region is slightly concave. Nostrils are equidistant from the eye and the tip of the snout. Eyes are large; the interorbital space is narrower than the upper eyelid. The tympanum is not quite half the diameter of the eye. Fingers and toes are moderately elongate, with slightly swollen tips and very strong subarticular tubercles. The first finger extends as far as second. Toes are half-webbed. An oval inner metatarsal tubercle is present. The tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the nostril. Skin is smooth or with small flat warts on the back. Male have internal vocal sacs (Boulenger, 1900).

Dorsum is olive-brown with small blackish spots. A dark cross-band is present between the eyes. The upper lip has a blackish vertical bar; the one below the anterior third of the eye extends onto the lower lip. Limbs exhibit dark cross-bars. Venter is white (Boulenger, 1900).

Author: Zimkus, Breda


The syntype measures 57 mm from snout to vent (Boulenger, 1900).

Author: Zimkus, Breda

IUCN Red List Category and Justification of Conservation Status

This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Author: Zimkus, Breda