Phrynomantis affinis
Spotted rubber frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Phrynomerinae
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, Namibia, Zambia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from northeastern Namibia and eastern Angola through western Zambia, to southern Democratic Republic of Congo at Lake Mweru. It possibly occurs in northern Botswana, which is included in the species' distribution on the map, and western Zimbabwe, but it is not definitely recorded in these countries. Records from southern Tanzania require confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

There is very little information on this species. It is presumably occurs in savannah woodland. If it is like other members of its genus, it probably breeds in temporary pools and pans.


It is known from very few records over its wide range. It appears to be a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is unlikely to be threatened, since it occurs in a region where natural habitats are largely intact.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a few protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although it is seldom recorded, it has a wide distribution, is tolerant of a broad range of habitats and has a presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This poorly known species possibly intergrades with Phrynomantis bifasciatus (Poynton and Broadley 1985).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynomantis affinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T57949A18380680. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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