Hyperolius mosaicus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyperolius mosaicus
Species Authority: Perret, 1959

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.
2004 Least Concern

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.
Cameroon; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: It is an uncommon species.
Population Trend: 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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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