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Ptychadena perplicata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA PTYCHADENIDAE

Scientific Name: Ptychadena perplicata
Species Authority: Laurent, 1964

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): Channing, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from western Angola to northeastern Zambia. It presumably occurs in the intervening region of southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and this area is included in the species' distribution on the map. There are very few records of this species, and its distribution is very imperfectly known, presumably due to lack of herpetological work within its range.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is no information on the habitat and ecology of this species. It is presumably a species of humid savannah, and, if it is similar to other members of its genus, it probably breeds in temporary pools.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species, but it is probably widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has not been recorded from any protected areas, but it probably occurs in some.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena perplicata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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