Sclerophrys lemairii
Lemaire's Toad
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: Angola, Botswana, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Zambia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from Djambala in southern Congo, south through southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and eastern Angola, though northern and western Zambia and the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, south to the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.

Habitat and Ecology

It is tightly associated with permanent water, in particular swamps and flood plains bordering swamps. It presumably breeds in swamps and flooded grassland.


There is little information on this species, but apparently they congregate in very large numbers to breed.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It occurs in a habitat that is not significantly threatened at present, but could become so in future as a result of agriculture, overgrazing by livestock, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It is likely to occur in a number of protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys lemairii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54689A107348109. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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