Phlyctimantis verrucosus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Phlyctimantis verrucosus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1912)
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: 2013-07-02
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

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.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Rwanda; Uganda
Lower elevation limit (metres): 600
Upper elevation limit (metres): 2000
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Population [top]

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

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Phlyctimantis verrucosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56296A18364599. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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