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Afrixalus lacteus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus lacteus
Species Authority: Perret, 1976

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in its extent of occurrence, and in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Cameroonian mountains.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from a few mountains in western Cameroon, specifically the western and southern slopes of Mount Manenguba, Mount Nlonako, and the southern portion of the Bamileke Plateau (at Mount Bana, Foto and Batie), at an altitude of 1,200-1,900m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane forest (including secondary forest and forest edges), and raffia palm swamps, and is often associated with streams in which it breeds (which is unusual for a species in this genus).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened by forest loss as a result of agricultural encroachment, expanding human settlements, and removal of wood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It does not occur in any protected areas. The protected area network in western Cameroon urgently needs to be expanded to include the remaining montane forest habitats, particularly those on Mount Manenguba.

Bibliography [top]

Amiet, J.-L. 1972. Notes faunistiques, ethologistiques et ecologistiques sur quelques amphibiens anoures du Cameroun. Annales de la Faculté des Sciences du Cameroun: 127-153.

Amiet, J.-L. 1975. Ecologie et distribution des amphibiens anoures de la region de Nkongsamba (Cameroun). Annales de la Faculté des Sciences du Yaoundé: 33-107.

Herrmann, H.-W., Böhme, W., Herrmann, P.A., Plath, M., Schmitz, A. and Solbach, M. 2005. African Biodiversity Hotspots: the amphibians of Mt. Nlonako, Cameroon. Salamandra 41(1/2): 61-81.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Perret, J.-L. 1976. Identite de quelques Afrixalus (Amphibia, Salienta, Hyperoliidae). Bulletin de la Societe Neuchateloise des Sciences Naturelles: 19-28.

Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Afrixalus lacteus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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