Phrynobatrachus parkeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Phrynobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Phrynobatrachus parkeri
Species Authority: Witte, 1933
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: This species might be a synonym of Phrynobatrachus acridoides (see Inger (1968)).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-03
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Pickersgill, M.
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, 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 very poorly known species is known only from west-central and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The map is provisional, connecting the three localities from which this species is known: Kunungu, Mauda and Garamba National Park. There have been no recent records, presumably due to the lack of herpetological work within its range.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently fairly abundant in Garamba National Park.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is known from grassy and shrubby savannah, and from gallery forests in Garamba National Park. Its habitat preferences in the forest zone (e.g., at Kunungu and Mauda) are not clear, though it is suspected to survive well in heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). There is no information on its breeding, though it is presumably similar to most other members of the genus, and breeds in 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): There is no direct information, but this species is believed to be adaptable, and not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Garamba National Park.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Phrynobatrachus parkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58131A18394928. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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