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Herpele multiplicata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA GYMNOPHIONA HERPELIDAE

Scientific Name: Herpele multiplicata
Species Authority: Nieden, 1912
Common Name/s:
English Victoria Caecilian

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower
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' distribution is traditionally given as Limbe and Ndikinimeki, Cameroon, but this has been shown to be erroneous (LeBreton 1999). It is known only from its type locality, Mundame am Mungo, north-east of Mount Cameroon in south-western Cameroon.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on this species' population status. It is known only from the type specimen, which has been lost, and it has not been recorded since 1912 or before.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It presumably lives in the soil in lowland rainforest, but no specific details are known regarding its habitat and ecological preferences.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information is available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information is available; it is not known to occur in any protected areas.
Citation: Simon Loader, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower 2004. Herpele multiplicata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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