|Scientific Name:||Sclerophrys pentoni Anderson, 1893|
Bufo pentoni Anderson, 1893
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was under the generic name Bufo but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).
Bufo chudeaui Chabanaud, 1919, which is known only from inadequate post-metamorphic material (rendering it a nomen dubium) from Mali could belong to this species (Tandy and Feener 1985).
This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Salvador, A., Largen, M.J., Rödel , M.-O. & Tandy, M.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs in Africa south of the Sahara from Mauritania eastward to Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea and Djibouti; and in the Sahara, in the Trarza region (Mauritania) and in the Air mountains (Niger). Records from Yemen refer to Bufo tihamicus. It is not present in Egypt, reports by Anderson (1898) refer to modern day Sudan (S. Baha El Din pers. comm.). There do not appear to be records from Côte d’Ivoire, Togo, Chad and Central African Republic, but it is likely to occur in these countries.|
Native:Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Djibouti; Eritrea; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; South Sudan; Sudan
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of xeric environments such as dry savannas and semi-deserts. It breeds in temporary puddles and ponds, and has been found close to rivers in Cameroon, although in Benin it appears to avoid rivers and creeks as breeding sites (Nago et al. 2006).|
|Use and Trade:||There are no reports of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||Drought is likely to be the most significant threat to this species, although in parts of its range an increase in the populations of humans and their domestic livestock is likely to impact unfavourably on the overall environment, perhaps especially breeding habitats.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in several protected areas.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Sclerophrys pentoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54729A107349145.Downloaded on 23 October 2017.|