Ptychadena guibei
Guibe's ridged frog
family: Ptychadenidae

  hear Fonozoo call

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: Angola, Botswana, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from northeastern and eastern Angola, the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, and northern Botswana, to southern Democratic Republic of Congo, most of Zambia, northwestern and eastern Zimbabwe, Malawi and northern Mozambique. It is generally in upland areas, though it is found on the coast in Mozambique.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of moist grassland and savannah, and is sometimes common in dambos. Its ability to adapt to altered habitats is not known. The males call from concealed positions close to water. It breeds in shallow temporary pans and pools.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in many protected areas, and it is certainly present in Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena guibei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58503A18399957. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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