Wolterstorffina mirei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Wolterstorffina mirei
Species Authority: (Perret, 1971)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(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)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 500 km2, it is known from fewer than five locations, and the quality and extent of its forest habitat in the Bamenda Highlands is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from western Cameroon on Mount Oku (at 2,500m asl) and Mount Meletan at 2,200-2,700m asl in the Bamboutos Mountains. Both localities are within the Bamenda Highlands. There is some doubt as to the validity of the record from Mount Oku (J.L. Amiet pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population: It was reported to be abundant on Mount Meletan.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a species of montane grassland that retreats to areas near streams and small watercourses in bamboo forest in the dry season. Its breeding habits are unknown, though it is likely to breed in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is almost certainly at risk from fire, overgrazing, and forest loss due to agriculture. Habitat damage is very severe in the Bamboutos Mountains.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A conservation project has been conducted on Mount Oku for several years by BirdLife International, involving community management of the area by the local villages. This project needs to take into account the conservation needs of this species (assuming that it occurs there).

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet 2004. Wolterstorffina mirei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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