Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris Bocage, 1866
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Schick et al. (2010) have provided evidence that indicate this taxon is a complex of species; H. veithi has been split from the broader concept.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-01-20
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schi√łtz, A., Amiet, J.-L., Howell, K., Burger, M., Dehling, M. & Loader, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J. & Luedtke, J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a wide variety of habitats and its presumed large population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from central and southern Cameroon, and southwestern Central African Republic, south to Angola and northwestern Zambia, and east to Uganda, Rwanda and westernmost Kenya. However, the limits of its range are unknown; it is likely to be found in Tanzania, but it is not clear whether or not it occurs in the forested parts of the central Congo basin.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Kenya; Rwanda; Uganda; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in forest habitats (usually edges and clearings), degraded former forest (farm bush) and most savannahs. It breeds in both temporary and permanent water, including swamps, swamp forest, lakes, pools and seasonally flooded grassland. Its breeding sites generally have abundant grassy vegetation.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species that it is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Hyperolius cinnamomeoventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T16854256A16854265. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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