Amietophrynus asmarae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Amietophrynus asmarae
Species Authority: (Tandy, Bogart, Largen and Feener, 1982)
Common Name(s):
English Asmara Toad
Bufo asmarae Tandy, Bogart, Largen and Feener, 1982

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-17
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Largen, M.J. & Tandy, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the highlands of Ethiopia (on both sides of the Rift Valley) and Eritrea. It is known with certainty only between 1,875 and 3,000 m asl. Records down to 200 m asl in Eritrea and 600 m asl in southeastern Ethiopia require confirmation.
Eritrea; Ethiopia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a locally common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of montane grassland. There is some suggestion that the species might extend into arid savannah at lower elevations, but this requires confirmation. It breeds in permanent and probably also temporary pools (including in artificially maintained livestock-watering sites) in montane grassland.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Populations of this species are presumably impacted by environmental degradation due to human settlement and agricultural encroachment. However, this species is probably adaptable, and its habitat is not declining very rapidly, and so it is unlikely to be seriously at risk.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amietophrynus asmarae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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