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Leptodactylodon wildi
family: Arthroleptidae
 
Species Description: Amiet & Dowsett-Lemaire 2000 Alytes 18

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 only known from the vicinity of the villages of Kodmin and Edib in the Bakossi Mountains, between 1,000–1,350 m Asl, in western Cameroon. It might be a bit more widespread. Its EOO is 60 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in montane forest, often close to small streams. It is unknown how tolerant this species is to disturbances within its habitat (M. Hirschfeld pers. comm. October 2016). Breeding takes place in springs and rivulets by larval development.

Population

It is generally an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

This species is probably threatened by forest clearance for smallholder farming and from logging.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas.

Conservation Needed
Its remaining habitat in the Bakossi Mountains requires urgent protection.

Research Needed
Surveys are required to determine the full distribution of this species.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)

Rationale

Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 60 km2, it occurs in one threat-defined location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Leptodactylodon wildi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54440A96318039. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T54440A96318039.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018

 

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