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Ptychadena retropunctata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PTYCHADENIDAE

Scientific Name: Ptychadena retropunctata
Species Authority: (Angel, 1949)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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 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 the Loma Mountains at 400m asl in Sierra Leone, and from Mount Nimba (at 500-800m asl) in Guinea and Liberia. It presumably also occurs on the Côte d’Ivoire side of Mount Nimba, and probably also on other mountains in west Africa.
Countries:
Native:
Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown. There have been no recent records, presumably due to the lack of herpetological work within its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Very little is known about its habitat and ecology. It has been found in savannah and grass steppe. Breeding probably takes place in shallow puddles.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species, although it is likely to be threatened by mining activities on Mount Nimba.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Mount Nimba World Heritage Site.

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Ptychadena retropunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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