Ptychadena christyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ptychadena christyi
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1919)
Taxonomic Notes: This species is very poorly known.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Malcolm Largen, Kim Howell
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was described from Medje in the rainforest of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on the basis of specimens that seem to represent a distinct species. There are old records from Boyulu and Kisangani (Noble 1924), which is also in the forest zone of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and there are more recent records from Budongo Forest and Bwamba Forest in western Uganda. Records from Faradje and Garamba in the savannah zone of north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are probably in error, partly for ecological reasons, and partly because Inger (1968) did not record this species from Garamba National Park.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: $Exxclude$The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a species found in lowland rainforest. The specimens from Boyulu were found in temporary pools formed in the road through the forest, and which contained large masses of spawn.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: As this species is very poorly known, further research is required to resolve its taxonomy, and all claimed specimens should be examined to determine whether or not they refer to the same species (Largen pers. comm.).

Citation: Malcolm Largen, Kim Howell 2004. Ptychadena christyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 24 May 2015.
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