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Leptopelis parvus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA ARTHROLEPTIDAE

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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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