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Arthroleptis carquejai
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from its type locality, Cambondo, in Angola.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no direct information on its habitat and ecology, although it is likely to be a terrestrial species in lowland forest, and possibly other habitats. Like other members of the genus, it presumably breeds by direct development, and is not dependent upon water.

Population

Its population status is unknown. There have been no records since its discovery, but this is probably largely due to the severe taxonomic problems associated with Arthroleptis species which makes it extremely hard to identify them in many parts of Africa.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

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Conservation Actions

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Taxonomic Notes

There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology. This species is known from a single specimen, and it is not yet known whether or not it is a valid species.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Arthroleptis carquejai. In: IUCN 2014

 

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