Afrixalus osorioi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Afrixalus osorioi
Species Authority: (Ferreira, 1906)
Common Name(s):
English Angola Banana Frog, Congro Spiny Reed Frog, Osorio's Spiny Reed Frog
Synonym(s):
Rappia osorioi Ferreira, 1906
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2015. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2015-10-16
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A., Dehling, M., Drewes, R., Loader, S., Lötters, S. & Gvozdik, V.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Tarrant, J. & Luedtke, J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from western Angola, up to Gabon where it has been recorded in the Invindo National Park, east through the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Uganda and western Kenya. It is likely that is occurs throughout the Congo Basin (M. Dehling pers. comm. November 2015).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon; Kenya; Uganda
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is an abundant species and its population is suspected to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in degraded secondary forest and heavily degraded former forest, including farm bush, in the central African rainforest belt. It breeds in small temporary and permanent water bodies with overhanging vegetation, including artificial waterbodies, e.g. in old drums (M. Dehling pers. comm. October 2015).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a very adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions
It occurs in several protected areas, but no conservation actions are currently in place for this species.

Research Needed

Further work is required to clarify its taxonomy.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.6. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland
suitability:Marginal season:resident 
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.4. Wetlands (inland) - Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands
suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.7. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.8. Wetlands (inland) - Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha)
suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes
14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.4. Artificial/Terrestrial - Rural Gardens
suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes
14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.6. Artificial/Terrestrial - Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest
suitability:Suitable season:resident major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

Channing, A. 2001. Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London.

Channing, A. and Howell, K.M. 2006. Amphibians of East Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).

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.

Lötters, S., Rotich, D., Koester, T.E., Kosuch, J., Muchai, V., Scheelke, K., Schick, S., Teege, P., Wasonga, V.D. and Veith, M. 2006. What do we know about the amphibians from the Kenyan central and western highlands? A faunistic and taxonomic review. Salamandra 42(2/3): 165-179.

Lötters, S., Wagner, P., Bwong, B.A., Schick, S., Malonza, P.K., Muchai, V., Wasonga, D.V. and Veith, M. 2007. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Kakamega Forest. National Museums of Kanya and University of Mainz, Nairobi and Mainz.

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

Ruas, C. 1991. Contribuicao para o Conhecimento de Fauna Batraquios de Angola. Instituto de Investigacao Cientifica Tropical, Centro de Zoologia, Lisbon.

Schiøtz, A. 1974. Revision of the genus Afrixalus (Anura) in eastern Africa. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening: 9-18.

Schiøtz, A. 1975. The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.

Schiøtz, A. 1982. On two Afrixalus (Anura) from central Zaire. Steenstrupia: 261-265.

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

Vonesh, J. 2001. Natural history and biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Contemporary Herpetology 2001(4).


Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Afrixalus osorioi. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T56073A18370096. . Downloaded on 11 December 2016.
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