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Cardioglossa leucomystax
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Arthroleptidae
Subfamily: Arthroleptinae
Genus: Cardioglossa
Boulenger, 1900
Type species
Cardioglossa gracilis
Boulenger, 1900
19 species (see text)

Cardioglossa is a genus of frogs in the Arthroleptidae family known as long-fingered frogs.[1] They are native to western and central Africa, with the greatest species richness in Cameroon.[2][3] They are found near streams in lowland and mountain forests, but also occur in other highland habitats near streams at up to 2,700 m (8,900 ft) in altitude.[2][3] These are small frogs with a snout–to-vent length of 2 to 4 cm (0.8–1.6 in). Some of the more localized species are threatened.[2][3][4]


There are 19 species of Cardioglossa:[1][5]


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Cardioglossa Boulenger, 1900". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Herrmann, H.-W., P. A. Herrmann, A. Schmitz, and W. Böhme (2004). "A new frog species of the genus Cardioglossa from the Tchabal Mbabo Mtns, Cameroon" (PDF). Herpetozoa. 17 (3/4): 119–125. 
  3. ^ a b c Hirschfeld, Mareike; Michael F. Barej; NL Gonwouo; Mark-Oliver Rödel (2012). "Tadpole descriptions of three Cardioglossa species from southwestern Cameroon (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae)" (PDF). Salamandra. 48 (3): 147–156. 
  4. ^ Blackburn, David C.; Kosuch, Joachim; Schmitz, Andreas; Burger, Marius; Wagner, Philipp; Gonwouo, L. Nono; Hillers, Annika; Rödel, Mark-Oliver (2008). "A new species of Cardioglossa (Anura: Arthroleptidae) from the Upper Guinean forests of West Africa". Copeia. 2008 (3): 603–612. doi:10.1643/CH-06-233. 
  5. ^ "Arthroleptidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Blackburn, David C. (2008). "A new species of Cardioglossa (Amphibia: Anura: Arthroleptidae) endemic to Mount Manengouba in the Republic of Cameroon, with an analysis of morphological diversity in the genus" (PDF). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 154 (3): 611–630. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00397.x.