Ptychadena subpunctata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena subpunctata
Species Authority: (Bocage, 1866)
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-06
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A. & Poynton, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, through western Zambia and Angola, to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, northern Botswana, and northwestern Zimbabwe.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Namibia; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: It is common along the upper Zambezi and along the rivers of the Okavango system.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with deep, permanent waters in savannahs, including pools, swamps and river backwaters. The eggs are laid in shallow water. It adaptability to altered habitats is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is 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 occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Ptychadena subpunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58527A18402011. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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