Sclerophrys latifrons
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: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from southwestern Cameroon through mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), western and central Gabon and western Congo to the Mayombe Hills in western Democratic Republic of Congo. It presumably occurs in the Cabinda Enclave of Angola, and possibly in southeastern Nigeria, but it has not been confirmed from these countries. Records from West Africa (Sierra Leone to Ghana) refer to Bufo togoensis. Records from Garamba National Park (Inger 1968) and other localities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and also Kenya presumably refer to other species, perhaps within an overall Bufo latifrons complex.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a species of moist tropical lowland forest, living on the forest floor, often near streams, and requiring a closed canopy. It frequents streams with gravel beaches. It does not survive in secondary habitats. It breeds in calm areas of large streams in the dry season.


It is a common species, at least in areas of suitable habitat in southwestern Cameroon and central Gabon, but it appears to be rare in Equatorial Guinea.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is presumably affected by ongoing forest loss.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Jean-Louis Amiet, Marius Burger, Mills Tandy 2004. Amietophrynus latifrons. In: IUCN 2014


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