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Leptodactylodon perreti
family: Arthroleptidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 only from the higher peaks of western Cameroon in the Bamenda Highlands, and further north-east at Tchabal Mbaba. In the Bamenda Highlands it is known from the Bamboutos Mountains, Mount Mbam, Mount Ngokham, Mount Lefo, Mount Oku, and the Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve. Its altitudinal range is 1,200-2,650m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is mainly a species of the montane zone, but it also occurs in smaller numbers in the submontane zone down to 1,200m asl. It is strictly confined to forest, and the males call from secluded sites and holes in humus close to streams. At higher altitudes, it breeds in shallow marshes in forest traversed by small, superficial streams. At lower altitudes it breeds in streams in rocky areas.

Population

It is reported to be common within its restricted range.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

It is seriously threatened by extensive forest loss, mainly from smallholder farming, throughout its range.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve, but remains largely unprotected elsewhere in its range. BirdLife International has conducted a conservation project on Mount Oku for several years; this project involves community management of the area involving the local villages, but it also needs to take into account the conservation needs of this species.

Citation

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

 

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