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Aubria occidentalis
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Pyxicephalinae
 
Species Description: GAA and ASW following Perret; Perret, J.-L. 1994. Revision of the genus Aubria Boulenger 1917 (Amphibia Randiae) with the description of a new species. Tropical Zoology: 255-169.
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, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species ranges from southern Guinea and northern Liberia, through southern Côte d’Ivoire and southern Ghana, to southwestern Togo (though there are no records from Togo, it is included in the map). It also ranges from southern Nigeria to southwestern Cameroon (as far as Kribi). The apparent distribution gap in Benin and Togo might be genuine. The contact zone between this species and Aubria subsigillata requires further clarification, and it is possible that further studies will show that this species does not range east of Ghana, and that the species in Nigeria is in fact A. subsigillata.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in primary forest in swamps or along forest streams. Unlike other members of its genus, it appears not to occur in secondary habitats. It breeds in streams.

Population

It is quite a common species, but it is not abundant.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a number of protected areas, including Taï National Park and Banco National Park (Côte d’Ivoire), Mount Nimba World Heritage Site (Guinea and Liberia), and Korup National Park (Cameroon).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

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

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Perret (1994) amd M.-O. Rödel (pers. comm.) in recognizing this species as being distinct from Aubria subsigillata.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Aubria occidentalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58232A18403861. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58232A18403861.en .Downloaded on 19 November 2018

 

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