Arthroleptis mossoensis
family: Arthroleptidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Burundi


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the type locality, Murugaragara, near Mosso, Rutana, in south-eastern Burundi, at 1,200 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information available regarding its habitat or ecology, although it presumably breeds by direct development.


Its population status is unknown. There are no recent records of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed on the taxonomy, distribution, population status, habitat, ecology, use and possible threats to the species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing taxonomic uncertainty and the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Arthroleptis mossoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T54376A18364154. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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