|Scientific Name:||Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratus (Boulenger, 1904)|
Bulua ventrimarmorata Boulenger, 1904
|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: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Amiet, J.-L. & Hirschfeld, M.|
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 18,715 km2, it occurs in fewer than 10 threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in the lowlands of south-western Cameroon, south of the Sanaga River, between 50–1,150 m Asl. Its EOO is 18,715 km2.|
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|Population:||It is not uncommon in its favoured habitat, though it is less common on the coastal plain. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is strictly a forest species, not occurring in secondary habitats. Outside the breeding season it can be found among dead leaves on the forest floor. During the breeding season, males call from rocky areas by streams and springs in forest, especially in valley heads where there are boulders under which tiny currents of water flow. Breeding takes place in streams by larval development. The tadpoles have been described by Mapouyat et al. (2014).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to the species is habitat loss as a result of forest loss and fragmentation due to logging.|
This species may occur in a few protected areas, though this is not confirmed.
There is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where the species is known to occur.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Leptodactylodon ventrimarmoratus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54439A96317446.Downloaded on 21 November 2017.|
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