Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena submascareniensis
Species Authority: (Guibé and Lamotte, 1953)
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): Schiøtz, A. & Rödel , M.-O.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the Loma Mountains in Sierra Leone and Mount Nimba in Guinea, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. It might occur on other mountains in west Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; 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: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been found in savannah and grass steppe, and breeds in shallow puddles.
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, 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. Research is needed on the population status and distribution, use and trade, and threats to this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Ptychadena submascareniensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58526A18401896. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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