Ptychadena upembae 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena upembae
Species Authority: (Schmidt & Inger, 1959)
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 eastern Angola, through southern Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi, and western Mozambique. A record from Mahenge in southeastern Tanzania requires confirmation. It is generally associated with upland areas.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola); Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species; it is a poorly known species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: There is little information. It is presumably associated with moist savannah. The males call from the base of grass tussocks in deeply flooded areas. It presumably breeds in flooded grassland and temporary pools. 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, including the Upemba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Ptychadena upembae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58532A18402637. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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