Cacosternum leleupi
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae
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: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Katanga Province, in southern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Habitat and Ecology

It is likely to occur in inundated grasslands in savannah, like other members of its genus, and it presumably breeds in inundated grasslands, marshes and temporary streams and pools.


Only 12 specimens of this species are known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Upemba National Park.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Defficient in view of the absence of recent information on its Extent of Occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

Recent studies of the specimens of this species have confirmed that Cacosternum leleupi is a valid species (E. Scott pers. comm.).


John Poynton, Elizabeth Scott 2004. Cacosternum leleupi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58068A11726379. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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