AmphibiaWeb - Kassina arboricola
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Kassina arboricola
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).

Description
A medium-sized, slender, spotted Kassina from the central part of West Africa (Ivory Coast and Ghana) with long and slender arms and legs. 33-46 large spots on flanks and dorsum. Belly always dark with black punctuations and larger spots. Two large occipital spots. Throat of males with black spots. Gular flap of males narrow and straight. Central part of belly granular (Perret 1985; Rödel et al. 2002).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana

 

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View Bd and Bsal data (1 records).
Most of Ivory Coast, except the western part, and Ghana. Seems to be restricted to forested habitats, often secondary forest.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing
Urbanization

References

Perret, J. L. (1985). ''Description of Kassina arboricola sp. nov. (Amphibia, Hyperoliidae) from the Ivory Coast and Ghana.'' South African Journal of Science, 81, 196-199.

Rödel, M.-O., Grafe, T.U., Rudolf, V.H.W., and Ernst, R. (2002). ''A review of West African Spotted Kassina, including a description of Kassina schioetzi sp. nov. (Amphibia: Anura: Hyperoliidae).'' Copeia, 2002(3), 800-814.



Originally submitted by: Arne Schiøtz (first posted 2008-08-22)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-10-01)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Kassina arboricola <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3683> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Dec 2, 2021.



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