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Leptopelis brevipes
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Equatorial Guinea

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species of dubious taxonomic validity is known only from Musola on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Habitat and Ecology

It is likely to be a forest species, possibly breeding by direct development, if it is closely related to Leptopelis brevirostris.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown. There have been no recent records, probably due to taxonomic confusion.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed into the population status, ecology, use and trade, and threats to this species. The taxonomic status of this species, especially regarding it and Leptopelis brevirostris is not clear and requires research.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might be a synonym of Leptopelis brevirostris (Perret pers. comm.).

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Leptopelis brevipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56246A18386701. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T56246A18386701.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018

 

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