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Leptopelis nordequatorialis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptopelis nordequatorialis
Species Authority: Perret, 1966
Taxonomic Notes: This species is closely related to Leptopelis anchietae and L. oryi (Perret 1976).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-17
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Amiet, J.-L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs at 1,000-2,000 m asl on the Bamileke Plateau, Bamenda Highlands and Adamoua Plateau (including Tchabal Mbabo and Mount Nganha) in western and central Cameroon, and on the Mambilla Plateau in eastern Nigeria.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives is montane grassland and pastureland, and it has been found calling at tiny springs and seepage points in the complete absence of cover. It breeds in still water and marshes.
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 capable of surviving in highly degraded habitats, and so is probably not seriously threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Leptopelis nordequatorialis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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