Leptodactylodon stevarti
family: Arthroleptidae
Species Description: Roedel M-O, Pauwels osg. 2003. A new Leptodactylodon species from Gabon (Amphibia:Anura:Astylosternidae). Salamandra 39:139-148.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Gabon


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is at risk from habitat loss due to smallholder farming activities and logging.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea and in the recently gazetted (2002) Monts de Cristal National Park in Gabon.

Taxonomic Notes

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


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