Amnirana lepus 

Scope: Global
Language: English

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Amnirana lepus (Andersson, 1903)
Amnirana lepus (Andersson, 1903)
Hylarana lepus (Andersson, 1903)
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: 2013-07-09
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Amiet, J.-L., Largen, M.J. & Burger, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
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:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs from southwestern and southern Cameroon to the Democratic Republic of Congo, south at least to southern Congo. Its eastern limits in the Democratic Republic of Congo are unclear, although its range is as far east as Kasai Province. There are records from Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Central African Republic and Congo, and it is presumed to occur in the Cabinda Enclave of Angola (included in species' distribution on map). It is a low-altitude species.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a lowland forest species that can survive in gallery forests and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). It is often founds along the banks of large, slow-flowing stream and small rivers, in which it breeds.
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 that is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas, including Korup National Park (Cameroon), Monte Alen National Park (Equatorial Guinea), and Lope-Okanda Faunal Reserve (Gabon).

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This species has been moved to the genus Amnirana (previously Hylarana).

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Amnirana lepus (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58198A89361810. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided