Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratus
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the lowlands of south-western Cameroon, south of the Sanaga River, between 50–1,150 m Asl. Its EOO is 18,715 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It is strictly a forest species, not occurring in secondary habitats. Outside the breeding season it can be found among dead leaves on the forest floor. During the breeding season, males call from rocky areas by streams and springs in forest, especially in valley heads where there are boulders under which tiny currents of water flow. Breeding takes place in streams by larval development. The tadpoles have been described by Mapouyat et al. (2014).


It is not uncommon in its favoured habitat, though it is less common on the coastal plain. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to the species is habitat loss as a result of forest loss and fragmentation due to logging.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species may occur in a few protected areas, though this is not confirmed. 

Conservation Needed

There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 18,715 km2, it occurs in fewer than 10 threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54439A96317446. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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