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Astylosternus perreti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

Scientific Name: Astylosternus perreti
Species Authority: Amiet, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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 on the Cameroonian mountains is probably declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from western Cameroon on the southern slopes of Mount Manenguba and from Mount Bana and Mount Nlonako on the Bamileke Plateau at an altitude of 1,200-1,400m asl. It presumably occurs more widely in the Bamileke Plateau, and there is an unconfirmed record from the Rumpi Hills.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: It is common on Mount Manenguba.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in or near flowing water in lower montane and submontane forest, often in very steep, precipitous areas close to torrents. It probably hides in holes during the day, and breeds in mountain streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is experiencing severe habitat loss within its very small range. However, it is capable of adapting to a measure of forest degradation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known from any protected areas, and habitat protection of the remaining montane forests in western Cameroon is urgently needed.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Astylosternus perreti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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