Leptodactylodon perreti Amiet, 1971

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

Leptodactylodon perreti Amiet, 1971, Ann. Fac. Sci. Cameroun, 7–8: 160. Holotype: MHNG 2031.05 (formerly JLA 69.261) according to according to Amiet, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 23, Schätti, Perret, and Mariaux, 2002, Cat. Comm. Types Amph. Rept. Mus. Hist. Nat. Geneve, Vers. 4.0 (Jan. 2002): 13. Type locality: "Mont Mbam, env. 1.750 m", Cameroon.

English Names

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


Central Cameroon Range, Cameroon. 1200-2650 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


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. Cruz, Dawson, and Blackburn, 2013, Afr. J. Herpetol., 62: 28-29, described the larva. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 103–104, 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.: 250–251, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.    

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