Afrixalus fulvovittatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Afrixalus fulvovittatus (Cope, 1860)
Common Name(s):
English Banded Banana Frog
Afrixalus vittiger Peters, 1876
Hyperolius brevipalmatus Ahl, 1931
Hyperolius leptosomus Peters, 1877
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Perret (1976), Rödel (2000) and Pickersgill (in prep.) in separating Afrixalus fulvovittatus from the so-called Afrixalus vittatus complex of Schiøtz (1999), which includes Afrixalus quadrivittatus, A. upembae and A. vittiger.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-11
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A., Rödel , M.-O. & Pickersgill, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of habitat modification and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the hilly areas of the West African forest zone in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has also recently been recorded from Ghana in the Ankasa Conservation Area (ACA) a twin wildlife protected area comprised of Nini-Suhien National Park to the north and the Ankasa Forest Reserve to the south. The distributional limits of this species, especially in relation to Afrixalus vittiger, remain largely unknown, and the map should be regarded as provisional.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs widely in degraded former forest (farm bush) in the forest zone. It is not found in primary or even secondary forest. The eggs are deposited on folded leaves above water, and the tadpoles fall into ponds where they develop.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no obvious threats, though local populations might be impacted by very severe habitat clearance.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It probably occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Afrixalus fulvovittatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56064A18369490. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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