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Kassinula wittei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Kassinula wittei
Species Authority: Laurent, 1940

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-02
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Poynton, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from western and northern Zambia and southern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is expected to occur in eastern Angola, and this is included in the species' distribution on the map, however there have not yet been any records.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Although it is a very secretive species, it is abundant in suitable sites.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with flooded grassland in dense, moist savannah. Its breeding is unknown, but it presumably takes place in flooded grassland.
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 occurs in a region with minimal human impacts, and it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It probably occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Kassinula wittei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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