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Xenopus andrei Loumont, 1983

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Pipidae > Genus: Xenopus > Species: Xenopus andrei

Xenopus andrei Loumont, 1983, Rev. Suisse Zool., 90: 170. Holotype: MHNG 2088.32, by original designation. Type locality: "Longyi (Nord de Kribi)", southern Cameroon.

Xenopus (Xenopus) andreiKobel, Barandun, and Thiebaud, 1998, Herpetol. J., 8: 13.

English Names

Andre's Clawed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).


Known with confidence only from a few localities in coastal Cameroon, northeastern Gabon and western Central African Republic, as well as northwestern Angola; presumably into intervening Equatorial Guinea, Rep. Congo, and Dem. Rep. Congo. 


One of a group of cryptic species resembling Xenopus fraseri but distinguished from it by chromosome number (2n = 72) and mating call. See Kobel, Loumont, and Tinsley, 1996, in Tinsley and Kobel (eds.), Biol. Xenopus: 9-33, for account. Ernst, Schmitz, Wagner, Branquima, and Hölting, 2015, Salamandra, 51: 147–155, discussed the range, previous records that are questionable due to the great morphological similarity to Xenopus fraseri, and provided a spot map. 


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