Cardioglossa trifasciata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cardioglossa trifasciata
Species Authority: Amiet, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 100 km2, and its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 10km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent and quality of its forest habitat on Mount Manenguba is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the southern slopes of Mount Manenguba at 1,750-1,800m asl in western Cameroon.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on its current population status.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been found in and around a small stream running through dense secondary bush and montane forest; it has not been recorded from primary forest, although it might well occur there. The animals hide under large rocks and small stones, and presumably breed in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although the habitat of this species is not especially threatened, it is at severe risk given its small range and vulnerability to agricultural encroachment, wood extraction, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known from any protected areas, and the remaining habitat in the area needs to be protected as a matter of urgency. There is a need for further survey work to determine the current population status of this species.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Cardioglossa trifasciata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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