Phrynobatrachus anotis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Phrynobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Phrynobatrachus anotis
Species Authority: Schmidt and Inger, 1959
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Garcia Moreno, J. & Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A. & Pickersgill, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from Upemba National Park, and nearby areas, in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently a very common species, although there have been no recent records, presumably due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known about this species' preferred habitat. However if it is like other members of the genus it probably requires water to breed and develops via a larval stage.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no recent information.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Upemba National Park is the only protected area from which it is currently known. Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Phrynobatrachus anotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58093A18391651. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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