Amnirana lemairei
Lemaire's white-lipped frog
family: Ranidae
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, Congo, Zambia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from northeastern and north-central Angola through southern Democratic Republic of Congo to northern Zambia. A record from western Angola requires confirmation. It is poorly known, and is likely to range more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

There is little information, but it has been found in riparian forest in humid savannah, occurring mainly in upland areas. There is no information on its adaptability to secondary habitats. It is associated with permanent waterbodies. Its breeding has not been described, but, like others members of its genus, it presumably requires permanent waterbodies, such as lakes, small rivers, ponds and swamps.


There is little recent information, but it is likely to be common in suitable habitats.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is widely distributed in an area of limited human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Upemba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), and probably in several other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amnirana lemairei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58197A89361660. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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