Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius occidentalis
Species Authority: Schiøtz, 1967
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. & Rödel , M.-O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This West African species occurs in southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Countries occurrence:
Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Senegal; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In the forest zone, this species lives in heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). In the savannah zone it lives in gallery forest. It has also been found on cultivated land, including irrigated rice fields. It breeds in temporary and permanent pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Hyperolius occidentalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56173A18380133. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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