Ptychadena chrysogaster
family: Ptychadenidae

© 2004 Robert C. Drewes (1 of 2)
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: Burundi, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Kivu Province), Rwanda, Burundi, and southwestern Uganda. Its altitudinal range has been revised to include an isolated record at Schaller's Spring in the Serengeti, Tanzania, at 1,799 m asl (Channing et al. 2004) and is therefore 1,200-1,799 m asl. Its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial forest species of swampy areas on the forest edge, also occurring in disturbed habitats, including ditches alongside roads. It breeds in streams.


It can be common in suitable habitat, especially at higher elevations.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are probably no threats to this species in view of its adaptability.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Kibale National Park and Bwindi National Park (both in Uganda), as well as a recent record in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

Records from Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and southern Democratic Republic of Congo refer to Ptychadena guibei.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena chrysogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58497A18399493. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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