Petropedetes palmipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Petropedetidae

Scientific Name: Petropedetes palmipes Boulenger, 1906
Common Name(s):
English Efulen Water Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in southern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and northern Gabon.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the western slope of the southern Cameroon plateau, Cameroon, from Monte Alen in mainland Equatorial Guinea, and from Barrage de Kinguele in north-western Gabon.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in rocky areas in lowland forest, usually near flowing water, and cannot survive significant modification of its forest habitat. The eggs are laid, and the larvae develop, on rocks outside water, but in the splash zone of streams and small waterfalls.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is presumably threatened by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea and Monts de Cristal National Park in Gabon (created in 2002); it may occur in Campo Ma'an National Park in Cameroon.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger. 2004. Petropedetes palmipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58082A11716212. . Downloaded on 24 November 2017.
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