Amnirana parkeriana
Parker's white-lipped frog
family: Ranidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from a restricted area on the western escarpment of Angola and it is possibly endemic to this area. The elevation of this area ranges from c. 1,000–1,250 m Asl. There are records from Congulo and Quirimbo, Kwanza Sul, Angola. The EOO of its current mapped range is 1,148 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in the Angolan western escarpment evergreen forest. It apparently occurs in swamps in forest, and presumably breeds in water (although this is not known for certain). Most, of the forest along the escarpment is secondary forest, with large areas of low intensity agricultural land, such as abandoned coffee plantations (Caceres 2013).


The population status of this species is unknown. There are no recent records, presumably due to lack of herpetological work within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The Kumbira Forest is the largest remaining and single most representative area of the central Angolan Scarp. If this species is endemic to the Angolan escarpment forest, the rapid deforestation for agriculture in the area is a potential threat. Farming for subsistence is increasing, but also for selling crops in Luanda, including bananas, tomatoes, pineapples and pumpkins. Charcoal production and logging has also been observed in the area (Caceres 2013).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has not been recorded in any protected areas. 

Research Needed
Research is required on the distribution and population status, ecology, use and trade, and threats to this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence (EOO), status and ecological requirements.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, South African Frog Re-assessment Group (SA-FRoG) 2017. Amnirana parkeriana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58201A18406780. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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