This species of dubious taxonomic validity is known only from Musola on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
Habitat and Ecology
It is likely to be a forest species, possibly breeding by direct development, if it is closely related to Leptopelis brevirostris.
The population status of this species is unknown. There have been no recent records, probably due to taxonomic confusion.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed into the population status, ecology, use and trade, and threats to this species. The taxonomic status of this species, especially regarding it and Leptopelis brevirostris is not clear and requires research.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
This species might be a synonym of Leptopelis brevirostris (Perret pers. comm.).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Leptopelis brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56246A18386701. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T56246A18386701.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018