Amietia inyangae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Pyxicephalidae

Scientific Name: Amietia inyangae
Species Authority: (Poynton, 1966)
Common Name(s):
English Nyanga River Frog, Inyangani River Frog
Afrana inyangae (Poynton, 1966)
Rana johnstoni ssp. inyangae Poynton, 1966
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: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): John Poynton
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered, in view of its extent of occurrence of less than 5,000 km2 and area of occupancy of less than 500 km2, with all individuals in fewer than five locations, and a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, on Inyangani Mountain and in Chimanimani National Park. It occurs above 2,000m asl. It is likely to occur in nearby Mozambique, but there have not so far been any records.
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Population [top]

Population:There is little recent information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in and around rocky, fast-flowing streams in montane grassland. Adults have been found sitting on rock ledges behind waterfalls, or on rocks in the middle of rapids; juveniles frequent more quiet backwaters. The eggs are laid in shallow rocky pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The high-altitude habitat of this species has been relatively intact up until now, but it might be at risk from wood plantations, overgrazing by livestock, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Chimanimani National Park and adjacent state forests, as well as Rhodes Nyanga National Park.

Citation: John Poynton. 2004. Amietia inyangae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58187A11734787. . Downloaded on 23 August 2017.
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