Bufo pentoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bufo pentoni
Species Authority: Anderson, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: 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).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Salvador, A., Largen, M.J., Rödel , M.-O. & Tandy, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
2009 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Djibouti; Eritrea; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; South Sudan; Sudan
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Bufo pentoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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