Arthroleptis schubotzi
family: Arthroleptidae

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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: Burundi, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

Specimens have been assigned to this species from Kivu Province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, western Rwanda, northwestern Burundi, southwestern Uganda (Bwindi and Kibale Forests), and southwestern Tanzania (Mbisi Forest and Mount Rungwe). Its altitudinal range is unclear, but it at least occurs between 1,460 and 2,800 m asl. Its distributional limits are still unclear, so the map should be considered approximate.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an adaptable leaf-litter species species, living in closed tropical forest, forest edges, savannah, and agricultural areas outside forest. It breeds by direct development, and is not dependent on water.


It is common in the appropriate habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is little information, but it presumably cannot withstand the complete open access to its habitat.

Conservation Actions

It is present in the Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo), Kibale National Park (Uganda) and Bwindi National Park (Uganda). Additional taxonomic work is required for this genus.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

There are major taxonomic problems with the genus Arthroleptis through much of Africa. In many cases, the available names can be referred only to museum specimens, not to animals in the field. This is because the identification of these species frequently depends more on their vocalizations than their morphology. This form almost certainly includes more than one species. In addition, Arthroleptis discodactyla was recently listed as a synonym of Arthroleptis schubotzi (Frost 2013).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Arthroleptis schubotzi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T45550902A18363348. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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