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Nyctibates corrugatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

Scientific Name: Nyctibates corrugatus
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1904

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-17
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Amiet, J.-L. & Gartshore, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of habitat modification and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in extreme southeastern Nigeria (from where it has recently been recorded in the Oban Hills (M. Gartshore pers. comm.), southern and southwestern Cameroon and mainland Equatorial Guinea, generally at low elevations up to 900 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species, especially at 300-900 m asl.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a lowland forest species occurring in hilly areas up to 900 m asl. It favours forests that have humid, but not marshy, floors, and requires tall forest with a closed canopy. It breeds in fast, rocky streams with clean water. The males call from the ground not far from water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Due to its large range it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Cross River National Park (Nigeria), Korup National Park (Cameroon), Monte Alen National Park (Equatorial Guinea), and probably in some other protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Nyctibates corrugatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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