This species ranges from eastern Sierra Leone through Liberia, southern Guinea, southern Côte d’Ivoire and southern Ghana to western Togo. Records from central Africa refer to Bufo latifrons.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives only in primary forest, usually in close association with the streams in which it breeds, and is usually found on stones in shallow water, or among vegetation next to the streams. It breeds in the slow-flowing sections of the streams and the eggs are glued underwater with mud.
It is usually uncommon, but can be extremely abundant locally.
This species is affected by ongoing deforestation throughout its range, due to logging, agricultural expansion, and human settlements. It is more threatened in the east of its range, where recent information on its status is very limited.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Listed as Near Threatened because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon undisturbed habitat, and its Area of Occupancy within its range is likely to be not much greater than 2,000km2 and decreasing due to habitat degradation.
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.
Mark-Oliver Rödel, Mills Tandy 2016. Sclerophrys togoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54780A107351119. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T54780A107351119.en