Kassina arboricola


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kassina arboricola
Species Authority: Perret, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Ivory Coast Running Frog
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Perret (1985) and Rödel et al. (2002) in considering this to be a species distinct from Kassina cochranae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from south-western Côte d'Ivoire to south-central Ghana, though within this general range it is known only from 4-5 localities.
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana
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Population [top]

Population: There have only been a few records, but it is abundant where it has been found.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of secondary forest and forest edges, rather than undisturbed primary forest. It only occurs marginally in heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). It breeds in both temporary and permanent water, favouring large, well-vegetated pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is probably suffering from severe deforestation as a result of agricultural expansion, logging, and growing human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Banco National Park and Mont Peko National Park in Côte d'Ivoire, and in Bobiri Forest Reserve in Ghana

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Kassina arboricola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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