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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 forests and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.
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) 
8
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
77
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.03
EDGE Score: 5.72
View EDGE Record: Cardioglossa alsco

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Tchabal-Mbabo Cameroon

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Citations

Species recognized by , , in Catalog of Life 2011
Endangered Status provided by IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2 <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 11 April 2013.
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access