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Hyperolius occidentalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Hyperolius occidentalis
Species Authority: Schiøtz, 1967

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.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population: It is a very common species.
Population Trend: 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. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.
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