Leptodactylodon mertensi Perret, 1959

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Arthroleptidae > Subfamily: Astylosterninae > Genus: Leptodactylodon > Species: Leptodactylodon mertensi

Leptodactylodon mertensi Perret, 1959, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 82: 247. Holotype: MHNG 951.39 by original designation. Type locality: "Nsoung, près de Nkongsamba, massif du Manengouba, alt. 1400 m, forêt montagne".

English Names

Mertens' Egg Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 38).


Southern slopes of the Bamileke Plateau and Mont Manengouba, between 1000-1850 m, western Cameroon.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


See account by Amiet, 1971 "1970", Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 5: 63-67. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 153. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 102, reported on comparative tadpole morphology as did  Mapouyat, Hirschfeld, Rödel, Liedtke, Loader, Gonwouo, Dahmen, Doherty-Bone, and Barej, 2014, Zootaxa, 3765: 29–53. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 248–249, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. 

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