> Leptodactylodon erythrogaster
Leptodactylodon erythrogaster (Redbelly egg frog)
Leptodactylodon erythrogaster is a species of frog in the Astylosternidae family. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and freshwater springs. It is threatened by habitat loss.
The redbelly egg frog has been little-studied since its formal discovery in 1971. It is only known from a tiny range of around 33 km sq. on Mount Manengouba and has been found in a variety of places within its montane forest habitat, including streams, ground holes, humus, gravel, root masses and dense undergrowth. It is presumed to breed in streams and it said to be very abundant within its restricted locality. It can be found living in disturbed habitat, but it is feared that continued habitat destruction could pose a severe risk to the continued survival of this species.
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Guinean Forests of West Africa
Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo