This species is known only from southern Cameroon south of the Sanaga River, at 720m asl, and away from the coastal plain, although it might occur in neighbouring countries.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in lowland rainforest, in flat-bottomed valleys with slow-flowing streams, or on the ground with puddles and water holes in the rainy season. Breeding takes place in still water and marshes, and the eggs are presumably laid in nests on land, near water.
It appears to be uncommon and is thinly distributed within its range.
It is probably threatened by ongoing forest loss, due to agricultural development, logging and expanding human settlements.
It is presumed to occur in some protected areas, but this has not been confirmed.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Leptopelis zebra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56287A11442004. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56287A11442004.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019