Amnirana albolabris
family: Ranidae

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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, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from Sierra Leone in the west to Uganda, western Kenya and northwestern Tanzania in the east, south to northeastern Angola. There is probably a discontinuity in its range between western Togo and western Nigeria. There appears to be an isolated population on the Jos plateau in northern Nigeria. It occurs on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). It is assumed to occur in Rwanda and Burundi, and this is included in the species' distribution on the map, however there do not appear to be any confirmed records from these countries.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of secondary habitats and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush) in the forest zone, and in gallery forests in the humid savannah zone. It avoids closed forest in central Africa. In West Africa, it occurs in closed-canopy forest as well as in secondary habitats. It is usually found low in the vegetation. In central Africa it breeds in still-water ponds, marshes, raphia swamps and creeks, and sometimes-in very slow-flowing water. In West African breeds in large temporary ponds, and permanent streams, associated with dwarf crocodiles Osteolaemus tetraspis.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to face anything other the localized threats.

Conservation Actions

This widespread species occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species probably comprises more than one species (M.-O. Rödel pers. comm.).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amnirana albolabris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58192A89360738. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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