Afrixalus weidholzi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Afrixalus weidholzi
Species Authority: (Mertens, 1938)
Common Name(s):
English Weidholz's Banana Frog
Megalixalus weidholzi Mertens, 1938

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-10
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Rödel , M.-O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.
2009 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from isolated records from Gambia and southern Mali, east to northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (on the Sudan border) in savannas. There do not appear to be records from Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Chad or Sudan, but it is likely to occur in these countries. The small number of records over much of its range probably reflects the lack of herpetological work in many parts of west and central Africa.
Benin; Cameroon; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Sudan; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: It is locally very common, though it is patchily distributed.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of dense moist, and open dry, savannas. It is probably tolerant, at least to some extent, of habitat alteration. It breeds in temporary ponds, eggs can be found above water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Overgrazing might impact local populations, but it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been reported from Kyabobo National Park in eastern Ghana (Leaché et al. 2006). It probably occurs in several other protected areas.

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