Phrynobatrachus bullans
family: Phrynobatrachidae
Species Description: Curtsinger G, Pickersgill M, Channing A, Moyer D 2004 A new species of Phrynobatrachus (Anura: Ranidae) from Tanzania. Afr Zool 39:19-23
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Tanzania, United Republic of



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species ranges widely in the interior of northern and central Tanzania, from the Great Ruaha River, north to the Serengeti National Park, and west to Rubondo Island in Lake Victoria, and Tabora. It has been recorded from Lake Awassa, Ethiopia. Frogs that are probably this species have been heard in the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in savannahs, including in areas with long dry seasons, and breeds in flooded grassland and in pools of water with fringing vegetation. It also breeds in paddy fields, and has been found in ditches in towns.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Ruaha, Tarangire, Serengeti and Rubobo Island National Parks.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus bullans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58099A18392212. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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