Hyperolius balfouri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius balfouri
Species Authority: (Werner, 1908)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-25
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A., Amiet, J.-L., Howell, K., Largen, M.J. & Gvozdik, V.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J. & Tarrant, J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a wide variety of habitats and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from western and central Cameroon, and recently into south Cameroon, east through Central African Republic, southern Sudan and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda, southwestern Ethiopia, and western Kenya. It is presumed to occur in southern Chad. There are few records from the poorly explored regions of the Central African Republic and southern Sudan. It occurs at least up to 820 m asl, probably higher.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; South Sudan; Uganda
Upper elevation limit (metres): 820
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species. It appears to be able to move into degraded forest areas.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a savannah species, breeding in small pools, penetrating forest in heavily deforested areas around Nkongsamba and Yaounde in Cameroon. In southwestern Ethiopia it has been found in tropical deciduous forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are unlikely to be significant threats within its wide range, though Ethiopian populations are possibly at risk from forest loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Hyperolius balfouri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56114A18374756. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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