Sclerophrys gracilipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Sclerophrys gracilipes (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English French Congo Toad
Amietophrynus gracilipes (Boulenger, 1899)
Bufo gracilipes Boulenger, 1899
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: Amietophrynus has been synonymised with Sclerophrys, and as a result all species that were previously in the former genus are now known under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2004-05-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mills Tandy, Jean-Luc Perret, Jean-Louis Amiet
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from southeastern Nigeria eastward to central and southern Cameroon, mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, southwestern Congo, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; it also occurs on Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea). It presumably occurs in southwestern Central African Republic, and probably also the Cabinda Enclave of Angola. It can occur up to 200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population:It is a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in lowland forest and can survive in degraded secondary habitats. It breeds in flowing water, including creeks in marshes and slow-flowing streams.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is presumably affected by ongoing forest loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It presumably occurs in several protected areas, including the Garamba National Park of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea.

Citation: Mills Tandy, Jean-Luc Perret, Jean-Louis Amiet. 2016. Sclerophrys gracilipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54653A107346617. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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