Hyperolius balfouri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyperolius balfouri
Species Authority: (Werner, 1908)

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.
2004 Least Concern

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.
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Ethiopia; Kenya; South Sudan; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species. It appears to be able to move into degraded forest areas.
Population Trend: 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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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