Amietia desaegeri
De Saeger's River Frog
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae
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: Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Rwanda, Uganda


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from 1,000–3,500 m Asl in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the western Rwenzori Mountains and Virunga National Park down to the Itombwe Plateau, and from northwestern Rwanda in the Gishwati Forest Reserve.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in and around streams, in which it presumably breeds, in submontane and montane rainforest. It is known to tolerate a high degree of habitat disturbance (E. Greenbaum pers. comm. May 2012).


Recent reports on collections suggest that it is locally abundant (E. Greenbaum pers. comm. May 2012) and its population is currently considered to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It appears to be tolerant of anthropogenic habitat change (E. Greenbaum pers. comm. May 2012).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in Virunga, Ruwenzori, and Kahuzi-Biega National Parks in DRC and the Gishwati Forest Reserve in Rwanda. 

Research Needed
More information is needed on this species' distribution.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance to a high degree of human habitat disturbance, and because it is still found in abundance.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Amietia desaegeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58185A113447733. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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