Gabunducker Cephalophus leucogaster (Gray, 1873)


English: White-bellied Duiker; French: Céphalophe du Gabon; Bila: Seke; Ewondo-Beti: Mie; Maasai: erong’o; Teke: Opese.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: From eastern Nigeria, Cameroon east to Zaire, Gabon, Congo to the mouth of the river Congo and Cabinda.
Behaviour: See Rotflankenducker
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 15-20 kg
Head and body length: 90-100 cm
Tail length: 12-15 cm
Shoulder height: 40-45 cm
Gestation period: 7 1/2-8 months
Maximum age : No records
Trophy: Record SCI: 13 2/8 score, 1972 Zaire, C. M. MCELROY. RW’s: 5″, 1970, Gabon, J. COUSIN; average 2 3/4″.
Hunting methods: With beaters, dogs, nets and from a hide.
Remarks: No subspecies listed: very little known about biology, information required. Probably also distributed in northern Angola along the river Congo.