Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Phlyctimantis boulengeri
Species Authority: Perret, 1986
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: The western populations probably belong to an undescribed species (M.-O. Rödel pers. comm.). The distinction between this species and Phlyctimantis leonardi is in question (Largen and Dowsett-Lemaire 1991, Schiøtz 1999).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-17
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A., Amiet, J.-L., Rödel , M.-O. & Drewes, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has an apparently disjunctive distribution in three main areas: southern Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, southeastern Guinea, and Liberia; southeastern Nigeria and southwestern Cameroon; and Bioko island (Equatorial Guinea) although there are no recent records from here. The western populations probably belong to an undescribed species. Records from Gabon (Lötters et al. 2001) are not included here as they are assumed to be Phlyctimantis leonardi.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: It is patchily distributed, but it can be extremely abundant locally.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of secondary forest, forest clearings and farm bush (heavily degraded former forest). It lays eggs in larger temporary ponds in forest, where the larvae develop.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It cannot withstand complete opening up of its habitat, but it is generally not very threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in many protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Phlyctimantis boulengeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56293A18364476. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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