Hyperolius endjami 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius endjami Amiet, 1980
Common Name(s):
English Yaounde 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: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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 Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in Cameroon.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from south-western Cameroon at 100-1,100m asl. It occurs as two separate populations: a northern range from Mboassoum and Mankouat (near Nkongsamba) to Fopouanga (near Nkondjock); and a southern population from near Kribi to the general vicinity of Yaounde. It probably occurs a little more widely than current records suggest.
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits dense primary and secondary forest, and does not survive outside forest. It breeds in flooded swamps with shallow water and in small pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is likely to be threatened by ongoing habitat loss for logging, agriculture, and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not confirmed from any protected areas, though it probably does occur in at least one. Nonetheless, there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz. 2004. Hyperolius endjami. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56131A11429687. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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