The Arthroleptidae is a family of frogs found in sub-Saharan Africa. They are known as squeakers because of their high-pitched call. They are small, less than 4 centimetres (1.6 in) in length. They live on land mostly in leaf litter on the forest floor. They do not have tadpoles. They lay their eggs on the ground.
Taxonomy[change | change source]
Arthroleptidae is separated into two sub-families: Arthroleptinae and Leptopelinae. Some think these are separate families.
The two sub-families have these genera:
|Subfamilies||Species||Common name||Scientific name|
|37||Screeching frogs||Arthroleptis Smith, 1849|
|11||Night frogs||Astylosternus Werner, 1898|
|15||Long-fingered frogs||Cardioglossa Boulenger, 1900|
|15||Egg frogs||Leptodactylodon Andersson, 1903|
|1||Southern night frog||Nyctibates Boulenger, 1904|
|1||Gaboon forest frog||Scotobleps Boulenger, 1900|
|1||Hairy frog||Trichobatrachus Boulenger, 1900|
|51||Forest tree frogs||Leptopelis Günther, 1859|