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Cardioglossa elegans
family: Arthroleptidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 ranges from southwestern Cameroon, through mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni) south to Mont Crystal and Mont Iboundji in west-central Gabon (M. Burger pers. comm.). It lives below 1,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in moist lowland forest and degraded forest. The frogs breed in small streams, often full of dead leaves. Adults come together in large numbers at breeding sites. The males call from rocky areas near streams, or from under bridges.

Population

It is common where it occurs.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

Due to its large range it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to habitat loss.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Cardioglossa elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54400A18364713. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54400A18364713.en .Downloaded on 22 November 2018

 

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