Taxonomy

Animalia Chordata Vertebrata Amphibia Anura Arthroleptidae Leptopelis Leptopelis zebra
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Geographic Range

This species is known only from southern Cameroon south of the Sanaga River, at 720m asl, and away from the coastal plain, although it might occur in neighbouring countries.

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Habitat

This species lives in lowland rainforest, in flat-bottomed valleys with slow-flowing streams, or on the ground with puddles and water holes in the rainy season. Breeding takes place in still water and marshes, and the eggs are presumably laid in nests on land, near water.

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Population

It appears to be uncommon and is thinly distributed within its range.

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Use Trade

There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

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Threats

It is probably threatened by ongoing forest loss, due to agricultural development, logging and expanding human settlements.

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Specific Threats

  • 2.1.2 Small-holder farming
  • 1.1 Housing & urban areas
  • 5.3.5 Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded

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Conservation Actions

It is presumed to occur in some protected areas, but this has not been confirmed.

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Specific Actions

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    Red List Rationale

    Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

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    Bibliography

    • Amiet, J.-L. 2001. Un nouveau Leptopelis de la zone forestiere camerounaise (Amphibia, Anura, Hyperoliidae). Alytes: 29-44.

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