Ptychadena wadei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ptychadenidae

Scientific Name: Ptychadena wadei
Species Authority: Largen, 2000
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.
Contributor(s): Largen, M.J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little 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 a small area south-east of Lake Tana in Ethiopia, along the road from Bahar Dar to the Tisist Falls of the Blue Nile River, at 1,800-1,850m asl. It probably occurs more widely.
Countries occurrence:
Lower elevation limit (metres): 1800
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1850
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in montane grassland and shrubland, and it has been found breeding in temporary pools and streamlets in montane grassland bordering the upper reaches of the Blue Nile River.
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 little information on threats to this species, but it is likely to be impacted by habitat degradation, especially as a result of agricultural development, expanding human settlements and overgrazing by livestock.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas. Research is needed into the distribution and population status of this species.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Ptychadena wadei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58534A18402749. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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