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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Due to its large range it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to forest loss, especially for agriculture and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively 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 kisoloensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54682A107347481. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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