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Leptopelis brevipes
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Equatorial Guinea

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Etymology

This species is named after the Latin 'brevis, -e' meaning short and 'pes, pedis' meaning foot.


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Morphology

The following is from the original description by Boulenger (1906):

Vomerine teeth form a transverse, scarcely interrupted series just behind the level of the choanae. Head is one and one third times as broad as long. Snout is rounded and as Iong as the diameter of the eye. Interorbital space is broader than the upper eyelid. Tympanum is two thirds the diameter of the eye. Fingers are rather short, barely one fourth webbed, with large disks. Toes are half webbed, with large disks. Inner metatarsal tubercle is strong, compressed, about two thirds the length of the inner toe. The tibio-tarsal articulation reaches the shoulder. The tibia is two fifths the length of head and body. Skin granulate above and on the belly, and smooth on the throat. Dorsum is bluish grey with lichen-like yellowish variegations defining an hour-glass shaped area of the ground colour from the interorbital region to about the second third of the back. Sides are white, marbled with purplish brown; sides of thighs are purplish brown. Venter is white. Throat and breast are dotted with brown.


Author: Zimkus, Breda
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Size

The female type specimen measured 63 mm from snout to vent (Boulenger, 1906).


Author: Zimkus, Breda
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/