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Leptodactylodon boulengeri
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the mountains of western Cameroon. There are records from Banyo (near Batie), Petit Diboum, Mount Bana, Foto, Mbakang, Mount Nlonako and Bafut, with an isolated population to the east on Mount Ngorro. It probably also occurs in the western section of the Adamawa Plateau, and perhaps also in Nigeria. It ranges from 800-1,450m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in degraded forest, dense bush and raffia palm verges along swamps bordering rocky streams. Breeding takes place in streams.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

Although it can tolerate some habitat disturbance, it is probably threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to smallholder farming activities and subsistence wood extraction throughout its range.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites at which this species is known to occur.

Citation

Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Leptodactylodon boulengeri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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