Hyperolius mosaicus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius mosaicus
Species Authority: Perret, 1959
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: 2013-06-26
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Amiet, J.-L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs widely in the eastern part of southern Cameroon, with a recent record from Barrage de Tchimbele in northwestern Gabon. It presumably occurs in mainland Equatorial Guinea and Congo, and the species' distribution extends into these areas, despite its uncertain presence. It possibly occurs also in other countries in the region.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a strictly arboreal species is confined to mature forest. It requires the presence of large trees, and it is not found outside forest. It breeds in water in tree holes, where the tadpoles develop very slowly.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been confirmed from any protected areas, though it might occur in some.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Hyperolius mosaicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56167A18379255. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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