Nectophryne batesii
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: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Gabon


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from southern Cameroon to southwestern Gabon, through southwestern Central African Republic to northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. There are very few records through most of its presumed range, probably because of limited sampling. The distribution map assumes its occurrence in the large area between southwestern Central African Republic and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, for which there do not appear to be any records. There do not appear to be any records from Equatorial Guinea and Congo but it presumably occurs in these countries, and they are included on the species' distribution plotted on the map, and is likely also to be present in southeastern Nigeria.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in lowland forest, and is restricted to tall forest and does not occur in heavily degraded habitats. They spend the day on the ground, and move up in the vegetation at night. They nest in tree cavities containing water, and the tadpoles develop there.


It is somewhat uncommon in most places, though more common than Nectophryne afra in Korup National Park.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Due to its large range it is likely that there are declines in some areas due to forest loss.

Conservation Actions

It presumably occurs in a number of protected areas, and is confirmed from Korup National Park (Cameroon) and Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Nectophryne batesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54836A18366349. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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