Amnirana lepus
family: Ranidae

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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: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs from southwestern and southern Cameroon to the Democratic Republic of Congo, south at least to southern Congo. Its eastern limits in the Democratic Republic of Congo are unclear, although its range is as far east as Kasai Province. There are records from Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Central African Republic and Congo, and it is presumed to occur in the Cabinda Enclave of Angola (included in species' distribution on map). It is a low-altitude species.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a lowland forest species that can survive in gallery forests and heavily degraded former forest (farm bush). It is often founds along the banks of large, slow-flowing stream and small rivers, in which it breeds.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas, including Korup National Park (Cameroon), Monte Alen National Park (Equatorial Guinea), and Lope-Okanda Faunal Reserve (Gabon).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amnirana lepus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58198A89361810. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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