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Conraua derooi (Togo slippery frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

Conraua derooi is a species of frog in the Conrauidae family found in Ghana and Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and rivers.It is threatened by habitat loss.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Conraua derooi

EDGE Analysis

Reaching moderate sizes of 75-85 mm, it is not immediately obvious that the Togo slippery frog is a close relative of the largest frog in the world, the Goliath frog (Conraua goliath), which grows to 400 mm. This species is forest-dependent, and lives in or near fast-flowing water, where its tadpoles develop. Recent surveys have failed to locate this species in its known range in Ghana and there are fears that it has undergone a localised, or complete, extinction. Most of the forest habitat within the small range of this species has been lost as a result of agricultural expansion, logging, and human settlements. Stream sedimentation may be having an adverse affect upon breeding.
Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
13
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
83
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 27.4
EDGE Score: 6.12
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Eastern Guinean forests Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Togo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No

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Citations

Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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