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Laurentophryne parkeri
family: Bufonidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Kiandjo, at 1,850-1,950 m asl near Mwengwa, in the Itombwe Mountains, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in montane forest. There is no further information on its ecology or reproductive biology.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown. This species has not been seen despite recent fieldwork within the region (E. Greenbaum pers. comm. May 2012).

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

It is presumably at risk from forest loss due to smallholder farming, logging, and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions

This species is not known to occur in any protected areas, although a protected area in the Itombwe Mountains has been proposed and is being established. Currently the area has no effective protection. A recent survey shows that the natural habitat at the type locality is no longer present. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Laurentophryne parkeri. In: IUCN 2013

 

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