Afrixalus quadrivittatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Afrixalus quadrivittatus
Species Authority: (Werner, 1907)
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Rödel (2000) and Pickersgill (in prep.) in considering Afrixalus quadrivittatus to be specifically distinct from Afrixalus vittiger. A. quadrivittus is part of a complex that includes 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., Amiet, J.-L., Largen, M.J., Burger, M., Pickersgill, M. & Lötters, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from southeastern Nigeria to western Ethiopia, through Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic and South Sudan. Then south to southern Tanzania and southern and western Democratic Republic of Congo, including: Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. It is presumed to occur in the Cabinda Enclave of Angola, and this is included in the species' distribution on the map, however there are no records from this area yet. It probably also occurs in northern Angola, Zambia and Malawi.
Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Kenya; Nigeria; Rwanda; South Sudan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally an abundant species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs widely in moist and dry savannah, and degraded former 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): It is an adaptable species that is facing no obvious threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Afrixalus quadrivittatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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