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Cardioglossa alsco (Alsco long-fingered frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

Cardioglossa alsco is a species of frog in the Arthroleptidae family. It is endemic to Cameroon.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane gallery forests.It is threatened by habitat loss due to the clearance of forest for pasture; however, the remaining forest is difficult to access and is less susceptible to this threat. The habitat remains vulnerable to threat of fire.
View Wikipedia Record: Cardioglossa alsco

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cardioglossa alsco

EDGE Analysis

The Alsco long-fingered frog is named after the company that funded the expedition that led to its formal discovery: American Linen Supply Company (ALSCO). This small tan, black, pink and blue frog is found in streams surrounded by remnant areas of forest, where it breeds and spends much of its time hiding under large stones in shallow creeks. When first discovered by scientists, it was observed in high densities – 73 individuals were collected during the first known sampling effort. The remaining forest habitat on Tchabal Mbabo is now confined to galleries and steep inaccessible slopes, as a result of the clearance of forest for pasture. These remnant areas are now threatened by fire.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.03
EDGE Score: 5.72
View EDGE Record: Cardioglossa alsco


Litters / Year [1]  1
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.3 inches (3.4 cm)

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Tchabal-Mbabo Cameroon

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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