Afrixalus osorioi 


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
Rappia osorioi Ferreira, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Schiøtz, A., Drewes, R. & Lötters, S.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Stuart, S.N.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from western Angola, east through the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Uganda and western Kenya. It might occur in Burundi and Rwanda.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is an abundant species that is probably increasing as closed-canopy rainforest is destroyed.
Current Population Trend: Increasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in degraded secondary forest, and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) in the central African rainforest belt. Its breeding is not known, but it probably breeds in temporary ponds and swamps, and perhaps also in small permanent waterbodies where there is vegetation above the water on which to lay eggs.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

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: It presumably occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: Schiøtz, A., Drewes, R. & Lötters, S. 2004. Afrixalus osorioi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56073A11405865. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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