Petropedetes perreti
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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs only in the mountains of western Cameroon: on the southern slopes of Mount Manenguba; Mount Nlonako; the Rumpi Hills; and the southern slopes of the Bamileke Plateau at Mount Bana, Petit Diboum, and the Mbos Cliffs. Its altitudinal range is 950-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in submontane forest, including secondary growth, where it characteristically sits on rocks in the middle of fast-flowing streams, or on vegetation near the streams. The eggs are deposited on wet rock surfaces in the splash zone of waterfalls that are guarded by the male. The larvae develop on these rocks, and do not enter water.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

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

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any formal protected areas, and there is a need for improved and expanded protection of montane forests in western Cameroon, particularly on Mount Manenguba and in the Rumpi Hills.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the quality and extent of its forest habitat in the Cameroonian mountains is declining.


Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Petropedetes perreti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58084A11716794. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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