Laurentophryne parkeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Laurentophryne parkeri
Species Authority: (Laurent, 1950)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-06-02
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Channing, A., Plumptre, A., Greenbaum, E., Poynton, J. & Menegon, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Measey, J.
Listed as Data Deficient because of lack of information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, Kiandjo, at 1,850-1,950 m asl near Mwengwa, in the Itombwe Mountains, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1850
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1950
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown. This species has not been seen despite recent fieldwork within the region (E. Greenbaum pers. comm. May 2012).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in montane forest. There is no further information on its ecology or reproductive biology.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is presumably at risk from forest loss due to smallholder farming, logging, and infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not known to occur in any protected areas, although a protected area in the Itombwe Mountains has been proposed and is being established. Currently the area has no effective protection. A recent survey shows that the natural habitat at the type locality is no longer present. More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Laurentophryne parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54813A16935437. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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