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Leptopelis fiziensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptopelis fiziensis
Species Authority: Laurent, 1973
Taxonomic Notes: This species is probably closely related to Leptopelis modestus, and is perhaps conspecific with it (Schiøtz 1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Arne Schiøtz, Kim Howell, Tim Davenport
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from three localities: Mokanga, near Fizi, at 1,170m asl in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; Gombe Stream National Park in western Tanzania; and Senga, at 1,650m asl, in south-western Tanzania. Records from Burundi require confirmation, but it is very likely to occur in this country. In any case, it can be expected to occur more widely, in particular in areas between the currently known sites.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been found on branches in dense bush at the edge of a clearing in dry forest, from where the males were calling. In south-western Tanzania it was found in riverine forest within pristine miombo (Brachystegia spp.) woodland. This species' adaptability to altered habitats is not known. There is no information on its breeding habits, although assuming that it breeds in a similar manner to other Leptopelis species, it lays its eggs in a nest buried in mud near water, into which the larvae emerge and develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is very little information on the threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known from at least one protected area: Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
Citation: Arne Schiøtz, Kim Howell, Tim Davenport 2004. Leptopelis fiziensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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