Leptopelis parvus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Leptopelis parvus
Species Authority: Schmidt and Inger, 1959

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Upemba National Park in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, at 700-1,300m asl.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species; only a few specimens have ever been collected.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is presumed to be a species of savannah woodland. 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 no information on threats to this species, although it occurs in a region of low human impact, and it is unlikely to be threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Upemba National Park is the only protected area from which it is currently known.
Citation: Arne Schiøtz 2004. Leptopelis parvus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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