Phrynobatrachus graueri
family: Phrynobatrachidae
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: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in western and southwestern Uganda (north to the Budongo Forest), eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and western and northwestern Rwanda. There is an apparently isolated population in western Kenya, but the range is still very poorly known, and the map should be regarded as provisional. Records from Mount Kenya and from Katera south of Mount Kenya are not included here, pending confirmation of their identity. Its altitudinal range is not well known, but it is probably usually above 1,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a leaf-litter puddle frog, generally living in the interior of, and on the edge of montane forest. It is often associated with swampy in forest. The eggs are larvae laid in water, generally in swampy situations, where the larvae develop.


It is a common species where it occurs.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Little information is available, though it is likely to be impacted by loss of habitats for agriculture, livestock, wood extraction and human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Kibale National Park and Bwindi National Park (both Uganda) and Kakamega National Park (Kenya).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus graueri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58114A18393601. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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