Cardioglossa elegans 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Arthroleptidae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1000
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Population [top]

Population: It is common where it occurs.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: 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 2013: e.T54400A18364713. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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