Astylosternus batesi
family: Arthroleptidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Cameroon south of Sanaga River, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, southwestern Central African Republic, Congo, and the Mayombe Hills of extreme western Democratic Republic of Congo. It is found from sea level up to 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in and around streams and small rivers in lowland forest (including gallery forest). It can live in dense secondary vegetation if there is forest nearby. It breeds in flowing water; the tadpoles live in fast-flowing water and hide in cracks under stones.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is presumably declining because of habitat loss as a result of logging and agricultural expansion.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category


Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger 2004. Astylosternus batesi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54415A11139307. .Downloaded on 22 February 2019


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