Leptodactylodon boulengeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Arthroleptidae

Scientific Name: Leptodactylodon boulengeri
Species Authority: Nieden, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Boulenger's Egg Frog
Leptodactylodon bamilekianus Amiet, 1971
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and the quality and extent of its habitat in western Cameroon is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the mountains of western Cameroon. There are records from Banyo (near Batie), Petit Diboum, Mount Bana, Foto, Mbakang, Mount Nlonako and Bafut, with an isolated population to the east on Mount Ngorro. It probably also occurs in the western section of the Adamawa Plateau, and perhaps also in Nigeria. It ranges from 800-1,450m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in degraded forest, dense bush and raffia palm verges along swamps bordering rocky streams. Breeding takes place in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although it can tolerate some habitat disturbance, it is probably threatened by habitat loss and degradation due to smallholder farming activities and subsistence wood extraction throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas. There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites at which this species is known to occur.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet. 2004. Leptodactylodon boulengeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54430A11144567. . Downloaded on 21 August 2017.
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