Petropedetes parkeri
family: Petropedetidae
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, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Adamawa Plateau and the western Cameroonian mountains (on both the western and eastern slopes up to 1,450m asl), and in the hilly areas of southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and northwestern Gabon (from Yaounde southwest to Mount Alen, south to Barrage de Tchimbele and Barrage de Kinguele in northwestern Gabon). It has also been recorded from the base of the Mambila Plateau in Nigeria.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is associated with rocky areas in forest up to 1,450m asl, often close to streams. It is also sometimes found in secondary habitats. The eggs are deposited on large rock surfaces on cliffs, and are guarded by the male. The tadpoles develop terrestrially on the cliff surfaces and do not require water.


It can be common in suitable locations.

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 Korup National Park in Cameroon and Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger 2004. Petropedetes parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58083A11716501. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


IUCN Terms of Use