Cardioglossa gracilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Arthroleptidae

Scientific Name: Cardioglossa gracilis Boulenger, 1900

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-18
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Amiet, J.-L. & Burger, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, J
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from extreme southeastern Nigeria through central and southern Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea, central Gabon and southwestern Central African Republic to the Democratic Republic of Congo. It occurs below 1,200 m asl. Its eastern distributional limits in the Democratic Republic of Congo are particularly unclear. It is presumed to occur in Congo, and this is included on the map.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Nigeria
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:This is the most common species of Cardioglossa in Cameroon.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in moist lowland and lower montane forest, and cannot survive in degraded habitats. It is found in mature secondary forest. The animals are usually found on the ground, or in plants up to 20 cm above ground. They breed in forest streams and the males call from slopes and marshy depressions close to 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):

Due to its large range, and its intolerance of secondary habitats, it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to forest loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in a number of protected areas, and has definitely been recorded from Korup National Park.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Cardioglossa gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54402A18363123. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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