Phrynobatrachus villiersi
family: Phrynobatrachidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from south-western and south-eastern Côte d'Ivoire, and from south-western Ghana. It might occur in Liberia, but there have not been any records so far.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of primary forest, and is not found in secondary forest. It deposits eggs on dried-up puddles just before the rains, and the larvae develop in very small puddles.


It is a very common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is adversely affected by the loss of forest habitat for agriculture, logging, and human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas including Taï National Park, Haute Dodo Classified Forest, and Banco National Park in Côte d'Ivoire, and Kakoum National Park in Ghana.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because, although the species is still reasonably widely distributed, it is dependent upon undisturbed habitat, and its Area of Occupancy within its range is therefore likely to be less than 2,000km2 and decreasing due to habitat degradation.


Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Phrynobatrachus villiersi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58149A11741164. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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