Afrixalus schneideri
family: Hyperoliidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 is known only from the type locality, Bonamandune, near the city of Douala in Cameroon. Its elevational range is unknown. It is possible that it is not a valid species.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information on its habitat and ecological requirements. It presumably has a free-living, aquatic larval stage like other members of the genus. Amiet (2012) reported a record of a call from a species that could not be identified, that could possibly belong to this species.


If it is a valid species, it is possibly extinct following the very extensive habitat destruction that has taken place around the city of Douala (Amiet 2009). There have been no records since its discovery, despite extensive herpetological work in the area.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species, although the only area from which it has been found is now a large city.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is not known from any protected areas.

Research Needed
This species has not been found in the wild for some time, therefore research into its population and distribution is required. Its taxonomic validity has also been questioned, so research in this area is required.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity and lack of information on distribution, ecology, life history and threats.

Taxonomic Notes

Perret (1960; 1976) considers this to be an unmistakeable species on the basis of its morphology. However, Schi√łtz (pers. comm.) considers that the type (and only) specimen is probably an aberrant Afrixalus paradorsalis.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Afrixalus schneideri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56076A18370244. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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