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Afrixalus osorioi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus osorioi
Species Authority: (Ferreira, 1906)
Common Name/s:
English Angola Banana Frog, Congro Spiny Reed Frog, Osorio's Spiny Reed Frog
Synonym/s:
Rappia osorioi Ferreira, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Schiøtz, A., Drewes, R. & Lötters, S.
Reviewer/s: Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Stuart, S.N.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from western Angola, east through the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Uganda and western Kenya. It might occur in Burundi and Rwanda.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species that is probably increasing as closed-canopy rainforest is destroyed.
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in degraded secondary forest, and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) in the central African rainforest belt. Its breeding is not known, but it probably breeds in temporary ponds and swamps, and perhaps also in small permanent waterbodies where there is vegetation above the water on which to lay eggs.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a very adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in several protected areas.
Citation: Schiøtz, A., Drewes, R. & Lötters, S. 2009. Afrixalus osorioi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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