Sclerophrys kerinyagae
family: Bufonidae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs discontinuously at high altitudes from 1,280-3,300 m asl from central Ethiopia (both sides of the Rift Valley), south through the Kenya Highlands (where it occurs widely on both sides of the Rift Valley, and on the floor of the Rift Valley at Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita), west to Mount Elgon and southeastern Uganda, and south to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater in northern Tanzania.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in montane grassland and forest-edge. It breeds in permanent pools, rain-fed temporary pools and flooded fields in montane grassland.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is habitat degradation resulting from human expansion and settlement, with consequent agricultural encroachment, and overgrazing by livestock.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

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.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys kerinyagae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54681A107347258. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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