Phrynobatrachus werneri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Phrynobatrachidae

Scientific Name: Phrynobatrachus werneri
Species Authority: (Nieden, 1910)
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:

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): Amiet, J.-L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to the mountains of eastern Nigeria and western Cameroon. In Nigeria it is known from the Obudu Plateau, and in Cameroon it occurs in the Bamboutos Mountains, the Bamileke Plateau (at Bangwa), Mount Manenguba, Mount Kupe, and the Rumpi Hills. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: This is a common species within its range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in and around small streams, roadside ditches, raphia swamps and marshes, surrounded by submontane and montane forest and grassland. It can survive in altered habitats. It breeds in still water and marshes.
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 is an adaptable species, not at serious risk from habitat change.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It might occur in the Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Phrynobatrachus werneri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58151A18396512. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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