Sclerophrys fuliginata
family: Bufonidae
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: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zambia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is not well known but it is known that it occurs in upland areas up to at least 1,880 m asl, from central and northern Zambia and southern Democratic Republic of Congo, east to southwestern Tanzania (Mbisi Forest).

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in montane forest and gallery forest, and on forest edges. There is no information on its breeding, related species such as Amietophrynus funereus exhibit a free-living, aquatic larval stage. Nor is there any information on its adaptability to altered habitats.


It is not well known, and there is no information on its abundance.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No information is available, though it is likely to be affected by forest loss for agriculture, livestock grazing and human settlement, as well as by fire.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Upemba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and probably in other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Although this species is known mainly from isolated records from a large area, it is listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

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

This species is sometimes considered to be a synonym of Sclerophrys funerea.

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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys fuliginata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54642A107345875. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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