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Phrynobatrachus villiersi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PHRYNOBATRACHIDAE

Scientific Name: Phrynobatrachus villiersi
Species Authority: Guibé, 1959

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon undisturbed habitat, and its Area of Occupancy within its range is therefore likely to be less than 2,000km2 and decreasing due to habitat degradation.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from south-western and south-eastern Côte d'Ivoire, and from south-western Ghana. It might occur in Liberia, but there have not been any records so far.
Countries:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very common species in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of primary forest, and is not found in secondary forest. It deposits eggs on dried-up puddles just before the rains, and the larvae develop in very small puddles.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas including Taï National Park, Haute Dodo Classified Forest, and Banco National Park in Côte d'Ivoire, and Kakoum National Park in Ghana.
Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Phrynobatrachus villiersi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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