Animalia > Chordata > Amphibia > Anura > Arthroleptidae > Cardioglossa > Cardioglossa trifasciata

Cardioglossa trifasciata (Nsoung long-fingered frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

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.
View Wikipedia Record: Cardioglossa trifasciata

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Cardioglossa trifasciata

EDGE Analysis

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) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.03
EDGE Score: 5.72
View EDGE Record: Cardioglossa trifasciata


Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  1.118 inches (2.84 cm)


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mount Cameroon and Bioko montane forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Mont Manengouba Cameroon

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 Yes

Range Map


External References



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.
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
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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