Cameroon forest tree frog
The Cameroon forest tree frog, Leptopelis brevirostris, is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is found in southern Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (including the island of Bioko), and Gabon. It is expected to occur in southwestern Central African Republic and in the Republic of the Congo, but no records have been confirmed from those countries.
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Jumping (saltation) can be distinguished from running, galloping, and other gaits where the entire body is temporarily airborne by the relatively l...
Adult males measure 38–45 mm (1.5–1.8 in) and females 49–64 mm (1.9–2.5 in) in snout–vent length. The dorsum is smooth, green, beige, or grey, and either uniform or with a darker dorsal spot reaching the upper eyelid. The ventrum is white. The snout is very brief (hence the specific name brevirostris ). The tympanum is present and oriented obliquely.
The male advertisement call is a rather tonal, brief "tok", repeated once or twice (sometimes even three times). The males call at sites far from water (ponds or puddles). This, together with the large (diameter 5 mm (0.20 in)) and heavily yolked eggs, suggests that L. brevirostris has direct development, i.e. there is no free-living tadpole stage. This would be different from the general pattern of Leptopelis having aquatic larvae.