This species was discovered in the Monts de Cristal in north-western Gabon at 460-550m asl. Specimens assigned to this species have also been found at Monte Alen in Equatorial Guinea, where it might occur up to 1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found only in primary forest under rocks along streams in deep, narrow valleys. It breeds in fast-flowing, rocky streams.
It has only recently been described, and only two specimens are known from Gabon. Its population status in Equatorial Guinea is difficult to assess, since it is hard to locate.
It is at risk from habitat loss due to smallholder farming activities and logging.
It occurs in the Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea and in the recently gazetted (2002) Monts de Cristal National Park in Gabon.
We follow Rödel and Pauwels (2003) in provisionally assigning records of Leptodactylodon albiventris from Equatorial Guinea (De la Riva 1994) to this newly described species.
Mark-Oliver Rödel 2004. Leptodactylodon stevarti. In: IUCN 2014