|Scientific Name:||Amietia angolensis|
|Species Authority:||(Bocage, 1866)|
Afrana angolensis (Bocage, 1866)
|Taxonomic Notes:||This form contains several cryptic species. Pickersgill (2007) recently named three new species from populations that were previously included within Amietia angolensis: A. lubrica from Lake Bunyoni in southwestern Uganda; A. tenuoplicata from the East Usambara Mountains in northeastern Tanzania; and A. viridireticulata from the Udzungwa Mountains in southern Tanzania and Nyika Plateau in northern Malawi. A full resolution of this species complex will probably result in the description of several new species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||John Poynton, Alan Channing, Kim Howell, Malcolm Largen, Robert Drewes, Stefan Lötters|
|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 ranges widely in eastern and southern Africa, occurring mainly in upland areas (especially in the tropics) from Eritrea and Ethiopia south to southern Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Angola. It occurs from sea level to 2,000m asl in South Africa 2,800m asl in East Africa and 3,100m asl in Ethiopia. It presumably occurs in extreme southern Namibia and in the Caprivi Strip, but there do not appear to be any records from this country. A record from Landiani in northern coastal Kenya requires confirmation.|
Native:Angola (Angola); Botswana; Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Rwanda; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||It is very common in many sites throughout its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It requires permanent water surrounded by dense herbaceous vegetation, in grassland, forests, savannah and agricultural land. It prefers shallow water, including ponds, streams and rivers, and breeds in still water and on the edges of streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||It is a widespread and adaptable species that is facing only localized threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in many protected areas.|
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|Citation:||John Poynton, Alan Channing, Kim Howell, Malcolm Largen, Robert Drewes, Stefan Lötters 2004. Amietia angolensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 June 2013.|
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