Ptychadena mapacha 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena mapacha
Species Authority: Channing, 1993
Common Name(s):
English Mapacha Grass Frog, Mapacha Ridged-frog, Mapach Grass Frog, Mapach Ridged-frog
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: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-09-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Garcia Moreno, J. & Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of information on the limits of its extent of occurrence, and on its status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is so far known only from Katima Mulilo and the surrounding areas in the eastern Caprivi Strip of north-eastern Namibia. It almost certainly occurs more widely, especially in south-western Zambia, south-eastern Angola, and northern Botswana.
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Population [top]

Population:It is apparently not uncommon at its only known site.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is known from dry wooded savannah, where the males call from concealed positions under vegetation while sitting in shallow water. Breeding is believed to take place in shallow, muddy, temporary pools.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species, but it is likely to occur widely in an area of limited human impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, though it is likely to occur in some. Research is required into the distribution and population status of this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Ptychadena mapacha. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58509A18400434. . Downloaded on 18 August 2017.
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