AmphibiaWeb - Leptopelis nordequatorialis


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Leptopelis nordequatorialis Perret, 1966
family: Arthroleptidae
genus: Leptopelis

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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 rather large Leptopelis (males 38-45 mm, females 48-54 mm) from northern Cameroun without discs or webbing. Conspicuous pectoral glands in males. Dorsum green with a dark brown lateral stripe from snout to groin. Sometimes rows of dark spots forming two dorsolateral lines. Tibia short. This form has been referred to as L. anchietae or L. a. nordequatorialis in papers from Cameroun, but considering the distance from the range of L. anchietae it seems prudent to treat this form as specifically distinct.

The youngest tadpoles have a tooth formula of 1,1+1/3 but as they mature this increases to 1,2+2/3, and shortly before metamorphosis, 1,3+3/3. The largest tadpoles are 43 mm (18+35).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Nigeria


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A savanna-living species, found at altitudes of 1100-2000 m on the plateau in central and west Cameroun.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The males call from bushes in the savanna. The voice is a very sonorous clack, sometimes uttered twice. It has a duration of about 0.1 second and consists of a large number of harmonics about 250 cps. apart.

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.

Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2001-02-07)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-01-19)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis nordequatorialis <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Apr 13, 2024.

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