This species occurs in the lowlands of south-western Cameroon, south of the Sanaga River, at 50-1,150m asl.
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.
It is not uncommon in its favoured habitat, though it is less common on the coastal plain.
The major threat to the species is habitat loss as a result of forest loss and fragmentation due to logging.
It might occur in a few protected areas, though this is not confirmed. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur.
Red List Status
Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratus. In: IUCN 2014