This species is known from just two localities in north-central Kenya: Loiengalani on the south-eastern shores of Lake Turkana, and Uaso Nyiro River in the Samburu Game Reserve. It presumably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
The two known localities are in arid semi-desert regions with nearby permanent water (in one case a lake, in the other, a river). The breeding site at Loiengalani appears to be the lake. It is presumed to breed in water by larval development.
There is no information on its population status. There do not appear to be any recent records, presumably because of lack of herpetological work within its range.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It occurs in at least one protected area, the Samburu Game Reserve. Research is required on this species' distribution, population status, ecology and threats.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
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 turkanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54784A107351510. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T54784A107351510.en