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Hyperolius ademetzi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyperolius ademetzi
Species Authority: Ahl, 1931

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Cameroon
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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.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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