Phrynobatrachus brevipalmatus
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: Angola



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This very poorly known species is known only from its type locality, Luanda, Angola. This does not suggest that the species is not more widespread, but it is currently not known from anywhere else (N. Baptista pers. comm. August 2016).

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat and ecological preferences are not well known, but are presumably similar to those of other members of the genus, and this species probably likewise breeds in water.


There is no information available on the population status of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The type locality is now an urban area, but at the time of the species description it was undeveloped (N. Baptista pers. comm. August 2016). There is no additional information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is unknown whether it occurs in any protected areas. 

Research Needed
Research is needed into the distribution and population status, ecology and threats to this species. Its taxonomic validity needs to be reassessed.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence (EOO), status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic validity of this species is uncertain.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, South African Frog Re-assessment Group (SA-FRoG) 2017. Phrynobatrachus brevipalmatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58098A77164974. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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