Cardioglossa schioetzi
family: Arthroleptidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Nigeria


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to the Oshie-Obudu Ridge in Cameroon and Nigeria. It is found from Acha Tugi on Mount Oshie in Cameroon and from the Obudu Plateau in Nigeria. Its altitudinal range is 1,640-1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in and around relict patches of montane forest, which are now fragmented, and also in secondary vegetation in which no trees remain. It has been found on steep slopes of scree, boulders and clay, overgrown with a dense cover of high grass and trees. It has also been found around streams, where it presumably breeds.


There is no information available on its population status, and the species is generally poorly known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is threatened by habitat loss due to expanding agricultural activities and human settlements, and overgrazing.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Cross River National Park in Nigeria, but further measures are urgently needed to protect the remaining patches of habitat in its very small range. Additional survey work would be useful to determine the current population status of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schi√łtz 2004. Cardioglossa schioetzi. In: IUCN 2014


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