> Cardioglossa trifasciata
Cardioglossa trifasciata (Nsoung long-fingered frog)
Cardioglossa trifasciata is a species of frog in the Arthroleptidae family. It is endemic to Cameroon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, and heavily degraded former forest. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is labeled as critically endangered. This animal is known to hide under large rocks and among small stones as to avoid predators.
The Nsoung long-fingered frog is a small grey, black and blue species that lives along high altitude mountain streams that run through shrub and montane forest vegetation. They shelter in cavities along the stream bank or under large stones. Males call along the stream for mates, and breeding is presumed to occur in the stream, with eggs hatching out into tadpoles. Mating calls are particularly frequent during the dry season and start at dawn. The habitat of this species is not especially threatened at present, but it remains at severe risk of extinction in the future given its very small range and vulnerability to agricultural encroachment, wood extraction, and expanding human settlements.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0)
Unique & Vulnerable (100)
Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites
Guinean Forests of West Africa
Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo