Leptopelis parvus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Arthroleptidae

Scientific Name: Leptopelis parvus
Species Authority: Schmidt and Inger, 1959
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Garcia Moreno, J. & Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the lack of recent information on its status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Upemba National Park in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, at 700-1,300 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Lower elevation limit (metres): 700
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1300
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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.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: 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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

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. Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Leptopelis parvus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T56278A18389418. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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