This species is only known from the vicinity of the villages of Kodmin and Edib in the Bakossi Mountains, between 1,000–1,350 m Asl, in western Cameroon. It might be a bit more widespread. Its EOO is 60 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in montane forest, often close to small streams. It is unknown how tolerant this species is to disturbances within its habitat (M. Hirschfeld pers. comm. October 2016). Breeding takes place in springs and rivulets by larval development.
It is generally an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
This species is probably threatened by forest clearance for smallholder farming and from logging.
This species has not been recorded in any protected areas.
Its remaining habitat in the Bakossi Mountains requires urgent protection.
Surveys are required to determine the full distribution of this species.
Red List Status
Critically Endangered (CR)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 60 km2, it occurs in one threat-defined location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Leptodactylodon wildi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54440A96318039. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-2.RLTS.T54440A96318039.en .Downloaded on 18 November 2018