Phlyctimantis verrucosus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phlyctimantis verrucosus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1912)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-02
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Drewes, R.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

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 2,000 m asl.
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally a common species, though it is uncommon in Kibale National Park (Uganda).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
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 probably cannot withstand complete opening up of its habitat, but it is generally not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

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.

Bibliography [top]

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Drewes, R.C. 1984. A phylogenetic analysis of the Hyperoliidae (Anura): treefrogs of Africa, Madagascar and the Seychelles Islands. Occasional Papers of the California Academy of Science: 1-70.

Drewes, R.C. and Vindum, J.V. 1994. Amphibians of the impenetrable forest, Southwest Uganda. Journal of African Zoology: 55-70.

Frétey, T. and Blanc, C.P. 2000. Liste des Amphibiens d'Afrique Centrale. ADIE, Libreville, Gabon.

IUCN. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: (Accessed: 13 November 2013).

Laurent, R.F. 1972. Amphibiens. Exploration du Parc National des Virunga, 2e Ser.: 1-125.

Laurent, R.F. 1976. Les genres Cryptothylax, Phlyctimantis et Kassina au Zaire. Ann. Mus. Roy. Afr. Centre., Sci. Zool. 8(213): 1-67.

Perret, J.-L. 1986. Considerations sur le genre Phlyctimantis Laurent et Combaz (Anura, Hyperoliidae). Bulletin de la Societe Neuchateloise des Sciences Naturelles: 19-26.

Schiøtz, A. 1975. The Treefrogs of Eastern Africa. Steenstrupia, Copenhagen.

Schiøtz, A. 1999. Treefrogs of Africa. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main.

Vonesh, J. 2001. Natural history and biogeography of the amphibians and reptiles of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Contemporary Herpetology.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phlyctimantis verrucosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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