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Afrixalus equatorialis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus equatorialis
Species Authority: (Laurent, 1941)
Common Name/s:
English Congo Banana Frog
Taxonomic Notes: This species is closely related to Afrixalus nigeriensis and A. leucostictus (Schiøtz 1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-10
Assessor/s: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer/s: Stuart, S.N.
Contributor/s: Schiøtz, A.
Facilitator/s: Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the central parts of the Congo basin in the Democratic Republic of Congo and southeastern Cameroon (Amiet 2009). It probably has a wider distribution than the few records suggest. It presumably occurs in Congo and Central African Republic, and these areas are included in the species' distribution on the map, however so far there are no records from these countries.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of lowland rainforest, and is unlikely to be tolerant of alteration to its habitat. Its breeding is unknown, but it presumably lays its eggs on leaves above water, into which the tadpoles fall and develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Most of its habitat remains intact, but shifting agriculture might impact local population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Salonga National Park.
Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Afrixalus equatorialis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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