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Afrixalus leucostictus
family: Hyperoliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This poorly known species occurs in eastern and central Democratic Republic of Congo, at 750-1,000 m asl. There do not appear to be any recent records, presumably because of lack of recent herpetological work within its range.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in dense forest, where it is associated with stagnant pools where it presumably breeds. Its adaptability to secondary habitats is not known, though it is likely to favour undisturbed forest.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

Local populations are probably being affected by forest loss as a result of agricultural encroachment, expanding human settlements, and removal of wood.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Virunga National Park, and perhaps in other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

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

Taxonomic Notes

The relationship between this species and Afrixalus equatorialis requires further examination (Schi√łtz 1999).

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Afrixalus leucostictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56068A18370742. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T56068A18370742.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019

 

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