|Scientific Name:||Leptopelis kivuensis|
|Species Authority:||Ahl, 1929|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Arne Schiøtz, Robert Drewes, James Vonesh|
|Reviewer(s):||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and its habitat is in decline, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in the highlands of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Rwanda, north-western Burundi, and south-western Uganda. Its altitudinal range is unclear, although it is probably generally above 1,500m asl.|
Native:Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda; Uganda
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|Population:||This is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in montane forests. There is no information on its adaptability to secondary habitats. It breeds in seasonally flooded swamp forests where the eggs are buried in nests in the ground and the larvae then washed into water after flooding.|
|Major Threat(s):||Little information is available on the threats it faces, although it is likely to be affected by loss of habitat for agriculture, wood extraction and human settlements.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kibale National Park (Uganda), and Bwindi National Park (Uganda).|
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Drewes, R.C. and Vindum, J.V. 1994. Amphibians of the impenetrable forest, Southwest Uganda. Journal of African Zoology: 55-70.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Laurent, R.F. 1972. Amphibiens. Exploration du Parc National des Virunga, 2e Ser.: 1-125.
Laurent, R.F. 1973. Le genre Leptopelis Gunther (Salienta) au Zaire. Annales Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, 8e, Sciences Zoologiques: 1-62.
Schiøtz, A. 1975. The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.
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.
|Citation:||Arne Schiøtz, Robert Drewes, James Vonesh 2004. Leptopelis kivuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 July 2015.|