Hyperolius dartevellei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius dartevellei Laurent, 1943
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (7 July 2014). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: This species has been split from Hyperolius adspersus (Channing et al. 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-04-06
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Baptista, N., Loader, S. & Conradie, W.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Luedtke, J., Hobin, L.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and large amount of available suitable habitat.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is presently only confirmed from northern Angola, the Cabinda enclave of Angola, and Gabon (Channing et al. 2013). However, it is thought to range from southern Cameroon, east and south through Gabon to the lower Congo Basin (Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo) and to the most northern parts of Angola, and the north-western Zambian highlands (Channing et al. 2013) and has been mapped as such.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola, Cabinda); Gabon
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Population [top]

Population:There is little information on the population size and trends.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is associated with emergent vegetation at the margins of swamps, rivers, vleis, lakes and pools in savanna and grassland habitats, where is also breeds by larval development. Other species present during collection were Phrynobatrachus mababiensis, Hyperolius angolensis, Hyperolius cf. cinereus, and Hoplobatrachus occipitalis (Channing et al. 2013).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It probably occurs in several protected areas.

Research Needed

Further work is required to better understand the species' taxonomy and hence its distribution, population size and trends, ecological requirements, and threats.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2017. Hyperolius dartevellei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T76317611A113952275. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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