Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Pyxicephalidae

Scientific Name: Amietia desaegeri
Species Authority: (Laurent, 1972)
Afrana desaegeri (Laurent, 1972)
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2012-06-03
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Greenbaum, E. & Pickersgill, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Luedtke, J. & Measey, J.
Listed as Least Concern given that, even though it has an estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) of 8805 km2, it is considered to have an even larger distribution, it is tolerant to a high degree of human habitat disturbance and it is still found in abundance.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and adjacent foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Its altitudinal range is at 600-2,200 m asl. Taking its range as a proxy, its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated at 8805 km2, but this species may be more widely distributed.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Lower elevation limit (metres): 600
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2200
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Population [top]

Population: Recent reports on collections suggest that it is locally abundant (E. Greenbaum pers comm May 2012).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in and around streams, in which it presumably breeds, in submontane and montane rainforest. It is known to tolerate a high degree of habitat disturbance (E. Greenbaum pers comm May 2012).
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 appears to be tolerant of anthropogenic habitat change (E. Greenbaum pers comm May 2012).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas other than Virunga National Park. More information is needed on this species' distribution.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Amietia desaegeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58185A16942730. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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