Phlyctimantis leonardi

Phlyctimantis leonardi (common name - Olive Striped Frog) is a species of frog in the family Hyperoliidae. It is found in west-central Africa in eastern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, and western Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] It is presumed to occur in the Cabinda enclave of Angola.[1][2] It might be the same species as Phlyctimantis verrucosus found further east, showing clinal variation.[3] Frogs are medium to large (45 - 59 mm), with smooth skin.[4]

Phlyctimantis leonardi
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hyperoliidae
Genus: Phlyctimantis
Species:
P. leonardi
Binomial name
Phlyctimantis leonardi
(Boulenger, 1906)
Synonyms

Hylambates leonardi Boulenger, 1906 "1905"

It occurs in secondary forest, forest clearings and farm bush. Breeding takes place in grassy areas with deep temporary pools, a more exposed calling habitat than similar species (which prefer denser forest).[5] It is a common and adaptable species but cannot withstand complete opening up of its habitat.[2]

Individuals from Cameroon tested positive for Bd, suggesting that this species may be at risk from chytridiomycosis, although no deaths or ill effects from the fungus have been observed to date.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2017). "Phlyctimantis leonardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T56295A18364828. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T56295A18364828.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Phlyctimantis leonardi (Boulenger, 1906)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Phlyctimantis verrucosus (Boulenger, 1912)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  4. ^ "AmphibiaWeb - Phlyctimantis leonardi". amphibiaweb.org. Retrieved 2018-08-30.
  5. ^ "Olive Striped Frog - Phlyctimantis leonardi - Details - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-08-30.