Cryptothylax greshoffii
family: Hyperoliidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from south-central Cameroon to northern Angola, east to central Democratic Republic of Congo. There are records from Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and recently from southwestern Central African Republic (M. Burger pers comm.). It is presumed to occur in Congo, and this is included in the species' distribution on the map.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with swamps, lakes and streams in the Central African forest belt, and it is often seen along large rivers. It can be found in undisturbed forest, but it has also been observed in very open bush land with no forest in the vicinity. The eggs are laid on leaves above still or flowing water, into which the larvae fall and develop.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species, and is unlikely to be facing any significant threat.

Conservation Actions

It probably occurs in several 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. Cryptothylax greshoffii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56094A18371419. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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