Petropedetes perreti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Petropedetidae

Scientific Name: Petropedetes perreti Amiet, 1973
Common Name(s):
English Perret's 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
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, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the quality and extent of its forest habitat in the Cameroonian mountains is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs only in the mountains of western Cameroon: on the southern slopes of Mount Manenguba; Mount Nlonako; the Rumpi Hills; and the southern slopes of the Bamileke Plateau at Mount Bana, Petit Diboum, and the Mbos Cliffs. Its altitudinal range is 950-1,500m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):950
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in submontane forest, including secondary growth, where it characteristically sits on rocks in the middle of fast-flowing streams, or on vegetation near the streams. The eggs are deposited on wet rock surfaces in the splash zone of waterfalls that are guarded by the male. The larvae develop on these rocks, and do not enter water.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any formal protected areas, and there is a need for improved and expanded protection of montane forests in western Cameroon, particularly on Mount Manenguba and in the Rumpi Hills.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet. 2004. Petropedetes perreti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58084A11716794. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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