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Leptodactylodon erythrogaster (Redbelly egg frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

Leptodactylodon erythrogaster is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae.It is endemic to Cameroon.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and freshwater springs.It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Leptodactylodon erythrogaster

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Leptodactylodon erythrogaster

EDGE Analysis

The redbelly egg frog has been little-studied since its formal discovery in 1971. It is only known from a tiny range of around 33 km sq. on Mount Manengouba and has been found in a variety of places within its montane forest habitat, including streams, ground holes, humus, gravel, root masses and dense undergrowth. It is presumed to breed in streams and it said to be very abundant within its restricted locality. It can be found living in disturbed habitat, but it is feared that continued habitat destruction could pose a severe risk to the continued survival of this species.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.92
EDGE Score: 5.76


Litters / Year [1]  1


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mount Cameroon and Bioko montane forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Mont Manengouba Cameroon

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo Yes

Range Map


External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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