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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Quissange in western Angola.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat and ecological requirements of this species are not known, although assuming that it breeds in a similar manner to other Leptopelis species, it lays its eggs in a nest buried in mud near water, into which the larvae emerge and develop.


There is no information on its population status. It is known only from the holotype, which has been destroyed.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of this species. There is continuing doubt as to the taxonomic validity of this species.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is not mentioned in the review of African treefrogs by Schi√łtz (1999), nor in the Field Guide to the Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa by Channing (2001). However, Perret (1976) considered it to be a valid species.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Leptopelis marginatus. In: IUCN 2014


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