Leptopelis calcaratus

Leptopelis calcaratus

Leptopelis calcaratus

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Leptopelis calcaratus

Leptopelis calcaratus is a species of frog in the family Arthroleptidae. It is found in southeastern Nigeria, Cameroon, the southwestern Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea (including the island of Bioko), Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Common name Efulen forest treefrog has been coined for it (part of the type series originated from Efulan).


Adult males measure 35–42 mm (1.4–1.7 in) and females 46–57 mm (1.8–2.2 in) in snout–vent length. This species has a characteristic white spur on the heel. The dorsum is greyish with a dark, backward-pointing triangle on the head, and a broad dark dorsal band that is often split up into bars or lateral spots. There is also often a white spot under the eye. The canthus rostralis is angular. Webbing in the feet is extensive.

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L. c. meridionalis differs from the nominate subspecies by the spur on the heel being less developed, by having more extensive webbing, and by other small morphological differences.

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1. Leptopelis calcaratus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptopelis_calcaratus
2. Leptopelis calcaratus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/56250/18387924

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