Leptopelis zebra
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A small Leptopelis (males 29-38 mm, females 45 mm) from humid forest in southeastern Cameroun. Canthus rostralis rounded and indistinct. Dorsum with transverse dark bands. Ventrum unspotted in life.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Gabon


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Southeastern Cameroun south of the Sanaga River. Humid forests near streams with slow-flowing water, or water holes in the rainy season. The holotype was collected at 720m asl (IUCN 2006).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
The voice consists of a succession of three to four deep, slow "hon", the last more sonorous than the others. Sometimes also a nasal, deep "konk". A sonogram of the voice has been published as Leptopelis sp. 2 by Amiet and Schiøtz (1974).

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing

Updated by A. Schiøtz, 2008.


Amiet, J. L. (2001). ''Un nouveau Leptopelis de la zone forestiére camerounaise.'' Alytes, 19(1), 29-44.

IUCN, Conservation International, and NatureServe. (2006). Global Amphibian Assessment: Leptopelis zebra. Accessed on 15 September 2008.

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

Written by Arne Schiøtz (arne AT, *
First submitted 2008-08-23
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2008-10-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Leptopelis zebra <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 21, 2020.

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