Cardioglossa elegans


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cardioglossa elegans
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-13
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Amiet, J.-L. & Burger, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, J
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from southwestern Cameroon, through mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni) south to Mont Crystal and Mont Iboundji in west-central Gabon (M. Burger pers. comm.). It lives below 1,000 m asl.
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: It is common where it occurs.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in moist lowland forest and degraded forest. The frogs breed in small streams, often full of dead leaves. Adults come together in large numbers at breeding sites. The males call from rocky areas near streams, or from under bridges.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Due to its large range it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Cardioglossa elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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