Arthroleptis hematogaster (Laurent, 1954)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Arthroleptinae > Genus: Arthroleptis > Species: Arthroleptis hematogaster

Schoutedenella hematogaster Laurent, 1954, Ann. Mus. R. Congo Belge, Tervuren, Ser. Quarto, Sci. Zool., 1: 37. Holotype: MRAC unnumbered, according to the original publication. Type locality: "May ya Moto, riv. May ya Moto, Alt. 2.350–2.400 m, Terr. de Mwenga, Kivu sud", Dem. Rep. Congo.

Arthroleptis hematogasterLaurent, 1957, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 56: 274–275, by implication; Poynton and Broadley, 1985, Ann. Natal Mus., 26: 535–536; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 366.

Schoutedenella haematogaster — Laurent, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 18; Laurent and Fabrezi, 1986 "1985", Alytes, 4: 92.

English Names

Itombwe Screeching Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 37).

Red-bellied Squeaker (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 256).


Montane forests of the Itombwe and Kabobo highlands, Kivu and Katanga provinces, eastern Dem. Rep. Congo, 2350 to 2400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Endemic: Congo, Democratic Republic of the


Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99–172, summarized the literature. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 256–257, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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