Aubria subsigillata
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, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon, Ghana



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from southwestern Cameroon, though mainland Equatorial Guinea to southwestern Gabon. It occurs on the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). The contact zone between this species and the more recently described Aubria masako and A. occidentalis is poorly understood and requires further investigation. It is possible that this species ranges as far west as Nigeria. An old record from Angola is shown by Perret (1996) to belong to a very different, undescribed species.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in swamps or along small streams in lowland rainforest, gallery forest and degraded secondary habitats (farm bush) in the forest zone. It breeds in still-water pools and marshes.


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.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

J.-L. Perret and M.-O. Rödel (pers. comm.) do not accept the synonymy of Aubria occidentalis with A. subsigillata, and we follow this view here. Ohler (1996) stated that further analysis of larger samples of specimens might lead to the subdivision of A. subsigillata, in which case the name A. occidentalis would be available for western populations.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Aubria subsigillata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58233A18403999. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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