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Phrynobatrachus cornutus
family: Phrynobatrachidae

© 2009 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 8)
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, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs from southwestern Cameroon south through Gabon to southwestern Congo, and inland as far as north-east-central Central African Republic (Jacobsen 2009). It also occurs on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). It is presumed to occur in mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and both of these areas are included in the species' distribution on the map.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of lowland rainforest, surviving to some limited extent in degraded forest. It is often found by tracks and small marshes in the forest. It breeds in small pools.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

It is presumably adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Korup National Park (Cameroon), Petit Loango National Park (Gabon) Lope-Okanda Faunal Reserve, and presumably in several other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus cornutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58102A18392642. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58102A18392642.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018

 

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