Aubria masako
Masako fishing frog
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Pyxicephalinae

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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: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from southeastern Cameroon and eastern Gabon, east through southwestern Central African Republic and northern Congo to central Democratic Republic of Congo. It might occur in Equatorial Guinea. There is an isolated record from Kakindo in south-central Angola but there is doubt regards the identity of this specimen (Rödel et al. in press). The contact zone between this species and Aubria subsigillata requires further investigation.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in swamps or along small streams in lowland forest, gallery forest and degraded secondary habitats (farm bush) in the forest zone. It breeds in still-water pools, swamps and marshes. It has been observed only in pristine forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (V. Gvozdik pers. comm. 2012).


Little information is available on its abundance.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is not likely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in several protected areas. The contact zone between this species and Aubria subsigillata requires further investigation.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

Perret (1994) cast doubt on the distinctiveness of this species from Aubria subsigillata. This taxon was discussed and revalidated by Ohler (1996).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Aubria masako. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58231A18403738. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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