Ptychadena perreti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena perreti
Species Authority: Guibé and Lamotte, 1958
Common Name(s):
English Perret's Grassland Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger, Malcolm Largen
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species ranges from southern Cameroon and Gabon south to southwestern Congo, east through southwestern Central African Republic to northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is presumed to occur in mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), and perhaps also the Cabinda Enclave of Angola, but there have not so far been any records from these countries.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in agricultural areas, degraded forest, secondary vegetation with tall herbaceous vegetation (farm bush), and marshy areas. It does not normally live in closed forest, but it spreads rapidly along roads in forested areas. It breeds in puddles, ditches and ruts.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a very adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger, Malcolm Largen. 2004. Ptychadena perreti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58518A11792980. . Downloaded on 18 August 2017.
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