Leptopelis macrotis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Leptopelis macrotis
Species Authority: Schiøtz, 1967
Common Name/s:
English Big-eyed Forest Treefrog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Near Threatened since although this species is still relatively widely distributed, it depends on areas of undisturbed forest habitat, and so its Area of Occupancy is probably not much greater than 2,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from central Sierra Leone, through Liberia, southern Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire, to southern Ghana.
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: It is not uncommon.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is arboreal and lives along streams in primary rainforest. Its breeding biology is unknown, but it presumably breeds in the proximity of streams, with nests that are built on land near the water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its forest habitat is being degraded by agricultural expansion, logging and growing human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, including Gola and Kambui Forest Reserves in Sierra Leone, Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire, Haute Dodo and Cavally Classified Forests in Côte d’Ivoire, and Bobiri Forest Reserve in Ghana.
Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Leptopelis macrotis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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