Afrixalus paradorsalis
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from southeastern Nigeria east of the Cross River, through southwestern and southern Cameroon and mainland Equatorial Guinea to central Gabon. It also occurs on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). It presumably occurs in southwestern Central African Republic and northern Congo, but there are not yet any records from these countries. Although there are no records from Congo, the species' distribution on the map does include northwestern Congo.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of secondary forest and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) in the forest zone (and only rarely in undisturbed forest), often occurring in marshy areas. The eggs are laid on leaves over temporary and permanent pools, into which the tadpoles fall and develop.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Afrixalus paradorsalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56074A18369979. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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