Sclerophrys gracilipes
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, 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 southeastern Nigeria eastward to central and southern Cameroon, mainland Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni), Gabon, southwestern Congo, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; it also occurs on Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea). It presumably occurs in southwestern Central African Republic, and probably also the Cabinda Enclave of Angola. It can occur up to 200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in lowland forest and can survive in degraded secondary habitats. It breeds in flowing water, including creeks in marshes and slow-flowing streams.


It is a very common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is presumably affected by ongoing forest loss.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in several protected areas, including the Garamba National Park of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the Monte Alen National Park in Equatorial Guinea.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Amietophrynus has been synonymised with Sclerophrys, and as a result all species that were previously in the former genus are now known under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).

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


Mills Tandy, Jean-Luc Perret, Jean-Louis Amiet 2016. Sclerophrys gracilipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54653A107346617. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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