Phrynobatrachus cricogaster Perret, 1957

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phrynobatrachidae > Genus: Phrynobatrachus > Species: Phrynobatrachus cricogaster

Phrynobatrachus cricogaster Perret, 1957, Rev. Suisse Zool., 64: 527. Holotype: MHNG 923.31, by original designation. Type locality: "Massif du Manengouba, 30 km de Nkongsamba, 1000 m, foret de montagne", Cameroon.

English Names

Nkongsamba River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Bull's Eye Puddle Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 282).


Mountains of southeastern Nigeria (Obudu Plateau and higher parts of the Oban Hillis) and western Cameroon (Rump Hills, Mount Kupe, Mount Manengouba, Mount Nlongako, and the Bamileke Plateay) at elevations of 800-1900 m in the southern and western edges of the Cameroon Range.


Schiøtz, 1963, Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., 125: 43, provided records for Nigeria. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-172, summarized the literature. 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: 471. In species group C of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 282–283, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. In the Phrynobatrachus natalensis group of Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, and Boissinot, 2019, ZooKeys, 824: 53–70. In the Phrynobatracus steindachneri group according to Gvoždík, Nečas, Dolinay, Zimkus, Schmitz, and Fokam, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8393): 1–52.  

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