|Scientific Name:||Afrixalus leucostictus|
|Species Authority:||Laurent, 1950|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||The relationship between this species and Afrixalus equatorialis requires further examination (Schiøtz 1999).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This poorly known species occurs in eastern and central Democratic Republic of Congo, at 750-1,000 m asl. There do not appear to be any recent records, presumably because of lack of recent herpetological work within its range.|
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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|Population:||The population status of this species is unknown.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is found in dense forest, where it is associated with stagnant pools where it presumably breeds. Its adaptability to secondary habitats is not known, though it is likely to favour undisturbed forest.|
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|Major Threat(s):||Local populations are probably being affected by forest loss as a result of agricultural encroachment, expanding human settlements, and removal of wood.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the Virunga National Park, and perhaps in other protected areas.|
IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).
Laurent, R.F. 1950. Diagnoses preliminaires de treize batraciens nouveaux d'Afrique centrale. Revue de Zoologie et Botanie Africaine: 1-18.
Laurent, R.F. 1972. Amphibiens. Exploration du Parc National des Virunga, 2e Ser. 22: 1-125.
Laurent, R.F. 1982. Le genre Afrixalus Laurent (Hyperoliidae) en Afrique Centrale. Annales Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques: 1-58.
Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Afrixalus leucostictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56068A18370742.Downloaded on 23 July 2017.|
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