Phrynobatrachus plicatus
family: Phrynobatrachidae

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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: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species from West Africa occurs in Liberia, southern Guinea, southern Côte d’Ivoire and southwestern Ghana, with separate populations on the eastern Ghana/Togo border, in Togo and in southern Nigeria.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of primary and sometimes secondary forest. It does not survive outside forest. It breeds in temporary puddles and small ponds.


It is very common in suitable habitats.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging and human settlements. Some populations might also be impacted by mining.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas, including Tai, Banco, Mont Péko, Mont Sangbé and Kyabobo National Parks, and Haute Dodo Classified Forest.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynobatrachus plicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58135A18395364. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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