Petropedetes palmipes
family: Petropedetidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the western slope of the southern Cameroon plateau, Cameroon, from Monte Alen in mainland Equatorial Guinea, and from Barrage de Kinguele in north-western Gabon.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in rocky areas in lowland forest, usually near flowing water, and cannot survive significant modification of its forest habitat. The eggs are laid, and the larvae develop, on rocks outside water, but in the splash zone of streams and small waterfalls.


It is a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is presumably threatened by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea and Monts de Cristal National Park in Gabon (created in 2002); it may occur in Campo Ma'an National Park in Cameroon.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and northern Gabon.


Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger 2004. Petropedetes palmipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58082A11716212. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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