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.


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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