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Amnirana longipes
family: Ranidae

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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

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from western and central Cameroon on the Bamiléké and Adamawa Plateaus. There are records from Bangwa, Ibong, Ndom, Banen, Bagam, Ngaoundere, Tibati, Mount Nganha, and Mayo Darle. Its exact elevational range is unknown, but it is generally above 1,000 m Asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in the submontane zone along water courses bordered by gallery forest and also occurs at lower elevations in forest outliers. Males sing in chorus in flooded areas in gallery forest, and tadpoles have been found in pools in small streams.

Population

There is little information on the population status of this species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture (crops and livestock grazing), logging, and human settlements.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is not known to occur in any protected areas. 

Conservation Needed
There is a need for improved protection of montane forest habitat at sites where this species is known to occur.

Research Needed
Research to determine the population status of the species is needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution in Cameroon and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

J.-L. Amiet (pers. comm.) considers this to be a high-altitude savanna form of Hylarana albolbris, since there is a gradual transition between the two forms, and there are no call differences.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Amnirana longipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58199A95768078. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T58199A95768078.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019

 

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