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Hylarana asperrima

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RANIDAE

Scientific Name: Hylarana asperrima
Species Authority: Perret, 1977
Synonym(s):
Amnirana asperrima (Perret, 1977)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Mary Gartshore
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because it is dpendent upon streams in primary forest, and its Area of Occupancy is therefore probably less than 500 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in western Cameroon.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from a small area of western Cameroon, from the Rumpi Hills to the southern slopes of the Bamileke Plateau, and Nkongsamba, and from the Oban Hills in Nigeria where it has recently been recorded (M. Gartshore pers. comm.). Its altitudinal range is not clear, but it is probably found mainly at intermediate elevations.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: It is uncommon.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a forest species known from hilly country in the foothills of the Cameroonian mountains, and it does not survive in degraded habitats. It lives close to fast-flowing streams, where it breeds; the larvae can be found in calmer areas of these streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Cross River National Park in Nigeria, but there is a need for improved and strengthened protection of the forest habitat of this species in western Cameroon.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Mary Gartshore 2004. Hylarana asperrima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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