Cardioglossa venusta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cardioglossa venusta
Species Authority: Amiet, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Arne Schiøtz, Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent of its forest habitat in the Cameroonian mountains is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a small area of the mountains of western Cameroon at 950-1,350m asl at Mount Manenguba, the Bamileke Plateau (at Fotabong, Fontem, and the Mbos Cliffs), Mount Nlonako, and the Rumpi Hills. At Mwakoumel on Mount Manenguba, it co-exists with Cardioglossa pulchra and C. melanogaster.
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Population [top]

Population: The species is largely unknown, and there is no information on its current population status.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in submontane forests near fast-flowing streams in hilly country with high rainfall. It can survive in degraded, secondary habitat close to more mature forest and it breeds in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is at risk due to forest loss caused by agricultural encroachment, extraction of wood, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It may occur in the Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve, but this reserve is not well managed for biodiversity conservation; improved and expanded habitat protection is urgently needed to ensure the survival of this species.

Citation: Arne Schiøtz, Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Cardioglossa venusta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 May 2015.
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