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Sclerophrys cristiglans
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sierra Leone

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the Tingi Hills in Sierra Leone. It is probably related to the Amietophrynus latifrons complex, and might not be a valid species.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information on its habitat and ecology. It presumably breeds in water and develops via a free-living, aquatic larval stage.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

Nothing is known about specific threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

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

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

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, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was considered to be a synonym of Amietophrynus latifrons by Tandy and Keith (1972). Its taxonomic status remains uncertain, and Tandy (pers. comm.) suggests that it might be conspecific with Amietophrynus. togoensis or A. camerunensis.

This species was under the generic name Amietophrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys cristiglans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54618A107345151. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T54618A107345151.en

 

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