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Arthroleptis is a genus of frogs in the family Arthroleptidae found in tropical Africa. Their common name is screeching frogs, sometimes simply squeakers.[1]


There are 47 species:[1]

Common nameBinomial name
Foulassi screeching frogArthroleptis adelphus Perret, 1966
Rugegewald screeching frogArthroleptis adolfifriederici Nieden, 1911
Ahl's squeakerArthroleptis affinis Ahl, 1939
Arthroleptis anotis Loader, Poynton, Lawson, Blackburn, and Menegon, 2011
Freetown long-fingered frogArthroleptis aureoli (Schiøtz, 1964)
Arthroleptis bioko Blackburn, 2010
Tumbo-Insel screeching frogArthroleptis bivittatus Müller, 1885
Togo screeching frogArthroleptis brevipes Ahl, 1924
Carqueja's squeakerArthroleptis carquejai Ferreira, 1906
Guinea screeching frogArthroleptis crusculum Angel, 1950
Laurent's screeching frogArthroleptis discodactylus (Laurent, 1954)
Arthroleptis fichika Blackburn, 2009
Arthroleptis formosus Rödel, Kouamé, Doumbia, and Sandberger, 2011
Ruo River screeching frogArthroleptis francei Loveridge, 1953
Itombwe screeching frogArthroleptis hematogaster (Laurent, 1954)
Arthroleptis kidogo Blackburn, 2009
Arthroleptis krokosua Ernst, Agyei, and Rödel, 2008
Arthroleptis kutogundua Blackburn, 2012
Lameer's squeakerArthroleptis lameerei De Witte, 1921
Lonnberg's squeakerArthroleptis langeri Rödel, Doumbia, Johnson, and Hillers, 2009
Loveridge's screeching frogArthroleptis loveridgei De Witte, 1933
Mosso screeching frogArthroleptis mossoensis (Laurent, 1954)
Arthroleptis nguruensis Poynton, Menegon, and Loader, 2009
Nike's squeakerArthroleptis nikeae Poynton, 2003
Mount Nimba screeching frogArthroleptis nimbaensis Angel, 1950
Arthroleptis nlonakoensis (Plath, Herrmann, and Böhme, 2006)
Arthroleptis palava Blackburn, Gvoždík, and Leaché, 2010
Arthroleptis perreti Blackburn, Gonwouo, Ernst, and Rödel, 2009
Lomami screeching frogArthroleptis phrynoides (Laurent, 1976)
Mottled squeakerArthroleptis poecilonotus Peters, 1863
Kivu screeching frogArthroleptis pyrrhoscelis Laurent, 1952
Reiche's squeakerArthroleptis reichei Nieden, 1911
Schubotz's squeakerArthroleptis schubotzi Nieden, 1911
Tanganyika screeching frogArthroleptis spinalis Boulenger, 1919
Common squeakerArthroleptis stenodactylus Pfeffer, 1893
Kambai squeakerArthroleptis stridens (Pickersgill, 2007)
Forest screeching frogArthroleptis sylvaticus (Laurent, 1954)
Striped screeching frogArthroleptis taeniatus Boulenger, 1906
Tanzania screeching frogArthroleptis tanneri Grandison, 1983
Cave squeakerArthroleptis troglodytes Poynton, 1963
Rainforest screeching frogArthroleptis tuberosus Andersson, 1905
Buea screeching frogArthroleptis variabilis Matschie, 1893
Mwana screeching frogArthroleptis vercammeni (Laurent, 1954)
Wahlberg's Humus FrogArthroleptis wahlbergii Smith, 1849
Plain squeakerArthroleptis xenochirus Boulenger, 1905
Dwarf squeakerArthroleptis xenodactyloides Hewitt, 1933
Eastern squeakerArthroleptis xenodactylus Boulenger, 1909
Zimmer's screeching frogArthroleptis zimmeri (Ahl, 1925)


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Arthroleptis Smith, 1849". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 


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