Ptychadena retropunctata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena retropunctata
Species Authority: (Angel, 1949)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Loma Mountains at 400m asl in Sierra Leone, and from Mount Nimba (at 500-800m asl) in Guinea and Liberia. It presumably also occurs on the Côte d’Ivoire side of Mount Nimba, and probably also on other mountains in west Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Guinea; Liberia; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown. There have been no recent records, presumably due to the lack of herpetological work within its range.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Very little is known about its habitat and ecology. It has been found in savannah and grass steppe. Breeding probably takes place in shallow puddles.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no direct information on threats to this species, although it is likely to be threatened by mining activities on Mount Nimba.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Mount Nimba World Heritage Site.

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz. 2004. Ptychadena retropunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58522A11795204. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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