Sclerophrys camerunensis
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: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from extreme southeastern Nigeria, through southern Cameroon, mainland Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It is presumed to occur in Congo and the representation of this species' distribution on the map includes Congo. It has recently been confirmed from extreme southwestern Central African Republic (M. Burger pers. comm.). It is also recorded from the island of Bioko (Equatorial Guinea). Records from West Africa are considered here to belong to Bufo togoensis. A record from Mumba in southwestern Tanzania requires confirmation. Most records are probably from below 1,000 m asl, though it probably ranges higher than this.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a forest species. It can also be found is secondary brush. It breeds in lakes, ponds, and very slow-flowing creeks in poorly drained forest.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Due to its large range it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to forest loss.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was under the generic name Amietophrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).

M.-O. Rödel (pers. comm.) considers that populations from Togo westwards belong to Sclerophrys togoensis. M. Tandy (pers comm.) considers that both Sclerophrys camerunensisand s. togoensis might occur sypatrically in West Africa. In this account we follow the former view, and restrict S. camerunensis to Central Africa.

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys camerunensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54600A107344318. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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