Sclerophrys kisoloensis
Kisolo Toad
family: Bufonidae

© 2005 Diogo Verissimo (1 of 3)
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: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been recorded from montane areas of central and western Kenya, southwestern Uganda, northwestern Rwanda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Tanzania (Mahale Mountains), northeastern Zambia and northern Malawi (Misuku Hills). It probably occurs also in Burundi, and is likely to be more widespread than mapped in the mountains around the Albertine Rift in Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. It occurs from 1,500 m asl (perhaps lower) up to at least 3,000 m asl. Records from central Malawi require confirmation, as do low-altitude records in the Lake Victoria basin in Kenya and Uganda.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in montane forest, occurring only in mature, undisturbed forest. It breeds in pools and slow streams.


It is a common species in Kibale Forest, but it is generally encountered only infrequently through most of its range.

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Major Threats


Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amietophrynus kisoloensis. In: IUCN 2014


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