Hyperolius camerunensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Hyperolius camerunensis Amiet, 2004
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:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-25
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Amiet, J.-L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat and it has a presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to western and southwestern Cameroon, where it occurs between 450 and 1,200 m in the foothills and slower slopes of the "Dorsale Camerounaise", in the Mbam River valley, east to the Bamileke and Bamoun Platueas, extending as far as Makouopnsap. It might extend further north and east than current records suggest, but it is unlikely to occur much further west. Its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):450
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a species of secondary "farmbush" habitats resulting from the degradation on forest, occurring in degraded gallery forests in the east of its range. It is usually found close to streams, and it is probable that it breeds in small pools along streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Since it is an adaptable species, it is probably not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
14. Artificial/Terrestrial -> 14.6. Artificial/Terrestrial - Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

Bibliography [top]

Amiet, J.-L. 2004. Une nouvelle espèce d'Hyperolius du Cameroun (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae). Revue suisse de Zoologie: 567-583.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: (Accessed: 13 November 2013).

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Hyperolius camerunensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T61796A18377657. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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