Sclerophrys buchneri
family: Bufonidae
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 species is known from the Cabinda enclave (Angola), and from Brazzaville in western Congo. Attempts to map its range at this stage are speculative, pending resolution of its taxonomic status. If it is valid, then it presumably also occurs at least in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information on its habitat and ecology. It is presumed to breed in water and to have a free-living, aquatic larval stage like other members of the genus.


There is no clear information on the population status of this species, which seems to occur in any likely area where there has been very little herpetological work conducted for many years.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information available about threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It has not been recorded from any protected areas. Research is needed on its taxonomy, population and distribution, ecology and threats to this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Taxonomic Notes

Tandy and Keith (1972) tentatively assigned this species to the synonymy of Amietophrynus funereus. Tandy (pers. comm.) considers that it is almost certainly a synonym of A. funereus.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Amietophrynus buchneri. In: IUCN 2014


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