Ptychadena neumanni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ptychadena neumanni
Species Authority: (Ahl, 1924)
Ptychadena largeni Perret, 1994
Taxonomic Notes: This form might prove to be a complex of several species (Largen 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-05
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Largen, M.J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the highlands of Ethiopia, where it occurs widely on both sides of the Rift Valley, but appears to be absent from the northernmost parts of the country. Its altitudinal range is 820-3,800 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: Within its range, it is probably the most common amphibian species in Ethiopia.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occupies an exceptionally wide variety of habitats, including clearings in both lowland and montane forest, open grassland at moderate to high elevations, and even penetrates well into the Afro-alpine moorland zone. It is, however, clearly intolerant of even mild aridity, and is conspicuously absent from all types of savannah. It breeds in large numbers in inundated land, as well as pools, streamlets and water-filled ditches, both temporary and permanent.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although not generally threatened, certain populations are probably impacted by environmental degradation resulting from human expansion and settlement, with the consequent exploitation of natural resources for both subsistence and commercial purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena neumanni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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