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Petropedetes cameronensis
family: Petropedetidae

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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, Nigeria

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs from south-eastern Nigeria to south-western Cameroon, generally at low altitudes, and also on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). It is found between 0-1,400 m Asl (Barej et al. 2010).

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives close to flowing water in closed-canopy lowland forest, but can also be found in localities up to 1,400 m Asl where it occurs sympatrically with Petropedetes perreti (Barej et al. 2010). Eggs are placed on moist rock surfaces close to streams, and the larvae develop on the rock surfaces in damp conditions.

Population

It is fairly common species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

This species is threatened by the loss of forest habitat due to agricultural development, logging and expanding human settlements.

A retrospective study analysing amphibian population declines (between 2004–2012) and Bd emergence (in 2008) on Mount Manengouba and Mount Oku in Cameroon suggest that chytridiomycosis has driven community level declines of anuran biodiversity in these hotspot areas (Hirschfeld et al. 2016). This species was not tested for Bd during Hirschfeld et al. (2016) study so it is not known whether chytridiomycosis is a threat, but the one species in the genus (Petropedetes euskircheni) that was had mixed results.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs in Korup National Park in Cameroon.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern due to its' wide distribution and presumed large population.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Petropedetes cameronensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58078A49316865. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T58078A49316865.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018

 

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