Arthroleptis taeniatus
family: Arthroleptidae

© 2009 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Gabon


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known widely to be from southern Cameroon, southwestern Central African Republic, and mainland Equatorial Guinea, south at least to Gambia on the coast of southern Gabon (M. Burger pers. comm.), and extreme western Democratic Republic of Congo. It is presumed to occur in Congo, but there are not yet any records. However the representation of this species' distribution on the map does include the Congo.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in shallow marshes in forest, and does not survive in secondary habitats. It breeds by direct development, and there is no free-swimming tadpole.


It is generally very common in Cameroon, but less so towards the west of its range. It appears not to be very common in Gabon.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Due to its large range and intolerance of secondary habitats, it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to forest loss.

Conservation Actions

Due to its large range, overlapping several protected areas, it might occur in some protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Arthroleptis taeniatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54387A18365946. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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