|Scientific Name:||Phlyctimantis verrucosus|
|Species Authority:||(Boulenger, 1912)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Arne Schiøtz, Robert Drewes|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in southern and western Uganda and northern Rwanda, west to eastern and central Democratic Republic of Congo. The western limit of the distribution of this species with respect to Phlyctimantis leonardi is not yet understood, and the map should be regarded as provisional. Its altitudinal range is not known, though it is likely to occur at least between 600 and 2,000m asl.|
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda; Uganda
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|Population:||It is generally a common species, though it is uncommon in Kibale National Park (Uganda).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of both lowland and montane forest, generally associated with secondary and edge habitats, and in degraded areas, including farm bush. The eggs are laid in temporary pools, where the larvae develop.|
|Major Threat(s):||It probably cannot withstand complete opening up of its habitat, but it is generally not significantly threatened.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo, Kibale National Park (Uganda), Bwindi National Park (Uganda), and no doubt many other protected areas.|
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|Citation:||Arne Schiøtz, Robert Drewes 2004. Phlyctimantis verrucosus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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