Sclerophrys vittata
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This largely unknown species has been recorded only from Uganda, from Lira, south to Entebbe, and south-west to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is likely to occur more widely. However, a Kenyan record from Katera, south of Mount Kenya, is far outside the expected range, and requires confirmation. Records from Egypt refer to Amietophrynus kassasii. However, M. Tandy (pers. comm.) considers that this species ranges much more widely from Uganda, through the Nile Valley as far north as Egypt.

Habitat and Ecology

There is very little known about its habitat and ecology. It apparently occurs in marshy areas, where it presumably breeds by larval development.


There is very little information on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Bwindi National Park, and possibly in some other protected areas. Research is required on this species' taxonomy, population status and distribution, ecology and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is known from Uganda, but there are doubts as to whether or not it extends as far north as Egypt. Specimens from Egypt have been separated as Sclerophrys kassasii, but Tandy (pers. comm.) still considers that S. vittatus occurs in Egypt.

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 vittata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54796A107352060. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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