Ptychadena gansi
family: Ptychadenidae
Species Description: Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.
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: Somalia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to southern Somalia, particularly, but not entirely, in the floodplains on the Jubba and Webi Shabeelle Rivers.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat preferences when it is not breeding are not well known, though it presumably a species of dry savannahs and semi-arid habitats. It breeds in temporary pools and gheltas (permanent pools at the foot of cliffs or in the mouth of caves).


It is a fairly common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information. It might be impacted by livestock grazing, and perhaps fire and droughts, but otherwise it does not appear to be significantly threatened at the moment.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

This form is sometimes considered to be a synonym of Ptychadena mossambica.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena gansi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58501A18399730. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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