Sclerophrys tuberosa
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Günther, A. C. L. G. 1858. Neue Batrachier in der Sammlung des britischen Museums. Archiv für Naturgeschichte. Berlin 24: 319–328.

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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, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from southern and southwestern Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (Bioko Island and Rio Muni), much of Gabon, central Congo, southwestern Central African Republic, and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. It has been found up to 1,050 m asl, but it is generally a lowland species.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in moist lowland tropical rainforest, including primary and secondary forest with dense undergrowth in slightly marshy situations. It avoids well-drained forest. It breeds in small streams and the males call from cavities near water.


It is a very common species in Cameroon, but apparently less common in some other parts of its range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Although it can tolerate a certain level of habitat alteration, it cannot survive outside forest is almost certainly affected by ongoing forest loss.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification 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 tuberosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54783A107351321. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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