Phrynobatrachus anotis
family: Phrynobatrachidae
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: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Upemba National Park, and nearby areas, in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Habitat and Ecology

Nothing is known about this species' preferred habitat. However if it is like other members of the genus it probably requires water to breed and develops via a larval stage.


It is apparently a very common species, although there have been no recent records, presumably due to a lack of herpetological work within its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no recent information.

Conservation Actions

Upemba National Park is the only protected area from which it is currently known. Further research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology, threats, and use and trade of 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, status and ecological requirements.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Phrynobatrachus anotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58093A18391651. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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