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Amietia desaegeri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PYXICEPHALIDAE

Scientific Name: Amietia desaegeri
Species Authority: (Laurent, 1972)
Synonym/s:
Afrana desaegeri (Laurent, 1972)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Martin Pickersgill
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, at 600-2,200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: There is very little information on its population status, although the type series was very large, indicating that it is common within its small known range. There have been no recent records.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in and around streams, in which it presumably breeds, in submontane and montane rainforest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species. The effects of political instability in the area on this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas other than Virunga National Park.
Citation: Martin Pickersgill 2004. Amietia desaegeri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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