Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratus (Boulenger, 1904)

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

Bulua ventrimarmorata Boulenger, 1904, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 13: 262. Holotype: BMNH, by original designation; originally BMNH 1904.2.20.33, now reregistered 1947.2.30.33 according to museum records. Type locality: "Efulen, Bulu Country", southern Cameroon.

Leptodactylodon ovatus ventrimarmoratusParker, 1936, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1936: 147-148.

Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratusPerret, 1959, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 82: 248.

English Names

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

Marbled-belly Egg Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 250). 


Cameroon: western edge of the southern Cameroon Plateau, and littoral plain south of the Sanaga River, 50-1150 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cameroon

Endemic: Cameroon


See comment under Leptodactylus ovatus. 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: 154. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 104–105, 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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