Ptychadena subpunctata
Spotted ridged frog
family: Ptychadenidae

© 1998 Miguel Vences and Frank Glaw (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: Angola, Botswana, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Namibia, Zambia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, through western Zambia and Angola, to the Caprivi Strip of Namibia, northern Botswana, and northwestern Zimbabwe.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with deep, permanent waters in savannahs, including pools, swamps and river backwaters. The eggs are laid in shallow water. It adaptability to altered habitats is not known.


It is common along the upper Zambezi and along the rivers of the Okavango system.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

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. Ptychadena subpunctata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58527A18402011. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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