Sclerophrys djohongensis
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cameroon



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the Adamawa Plateau in north-central Cameroon.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in gallery forests in a landscape of montane grassland and wooded savannah, and has been found breeding in streams.


There is very little information on its population status, and it has only been recorded on a few occasions.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is probably suffering from continuing degradation of its montane habitats as a result of expanding agriculture, overgrazing by livestock, wood extraction, fire, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas, and some form of protection of the remaining habitat on the Adamawa Plateau is urgently needed. Further survey work is necessary to determine the current population status of this species.

Red List Status

Endangered (EN)


Listed as Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Adamaoua Plateau.

Taxonomic Notes

Amietophrynus has been synonymised with Sclerophrys, and as a result all species that were previously in the former genus are now known under Sclerophrys (Ohler and Dubois 2016).

The taxonomic status of this species is uncertain. It was described as a subspecies of Amietophrynus funereus (Hulselmans 1977), and was considered a distinct species by Joger (1982) and B√∂hme and Schneider (1987). J.-L. Amiet (pers. comm.) considers that it is a junior synonym of Amietophrynus villiersi, an opinion not shared by U. Joger (pers. comm.).

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.


Ulrich Joger, Mills Tandy, Jean-Louis Amiet 2016. Sclerophrys djohongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54630A107345462. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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