Marc Schlossman


Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath), FMNH no. 248830. Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Conservation status: endangered. The largest frog in the world is known only from the Nkongsamba region of southwestern Cameroon and south to Monte Alen in mainland Equatorial Guinea. Populations have declined by 50% in the last 15 years. The main threat to this species is hunting for food and it is considered a delicacy. New, sophisticated traps are being used in Cameroon. Goliath frogs are imported from Cameroon to the USA by animal dealers for zoos, the pet trade and competitive frog races. It is also affected by the loss of forest for agriculture, logging, and human settlements, as well as by sedimentation of its breeding streams in its tropical forest habitat. No conservation programs exist and the species is under particular threat due to its limited range.

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Marc Schlossman
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