Ptychadena superciliaris
family: Ptychadenidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from Sierra Leone, through southern Guinea and Liberia, to southern Côte d’Ivoire and south-western Ghana.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a lowland rainforest species, and its adaptability to altered habitats is not known. The details of its breeding biology are also unknown, but if it is similar to other members of its genus then it probably breeds in temporary pools.


It is rare in Taï National Park (south-western Côte d’Ivoire), but perhaps more common in coastal forest in Côte d’Ivoire; it is locally common in Sierra Leone.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are the loss and degradation of forest due to agricultural development, logging and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Mount Nimba World Heritage Site (Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire), Taï National Park (Côte d’Ivoire), and possibly also other protected areas.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened since although this species is still relatively widely distributed, it depends on areas of reasonably undisturbed forest habitat, and so its Area of Occupancy is probably not much greater than 2,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Ptychadena superciliaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58528A11796794. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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