Astylosternus occidentalis
family: Arthroleptidae

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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: Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known to occur in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and the west of Côte d’Ivoire.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives mainly in secondary forest, and to a lesser extent in primary forest, but it is not found in heavily degraded areas, such as farm-bush. This species breeds in shallow streams.


It is not often found, but since it is a secretive species, it is probably more common than has been supposed.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is ongoing deforestation for wood, agriculture and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is known to occur in a number of protected areas in Cote D'Ivoire, including Tai, Mont Sangbé, Marahoué and Mont Péko National Parks. In Liberia, it is found in Gola National Forest (Hillers and Rödel 2007).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

It is likely that two species are covered by this name (Rödel and Ernst 2003).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Astylosternus occidentalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54421A18390613. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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