Hyperolius ademetzi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius ademetzi Ahl, 1931
Common Name(s):
English Bamenda Reed Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Near Threatened because, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is adaptable and has a presumed large population, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from several localities in the mountains of western Cameroon, from Mount Manenguba north to the Bamileke and the Bamenda Highlands, ranging from 750-1,900m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:It is common on the Bamileke Plateau, and is very common on the Mbos Plains at Mboassoum and Santchou.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in savannah, tall grassland, bush land, and herbaceous vegetation. Breeding takes place in shallow marshes, ponds, lakes and slow-flowing streams with tall, reedy vegetation.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It might suffer from loss of habitat as a result of encroachment by agriculture and human settlements, but it is adaptable and is probably not at serious risk.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It might occur in Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz. 2004. Hyperolius ademetzi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56110A11423873. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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