Breviceps fichus
family: Brevicipitidae
Species Description: Channing and Minter 2004 Afr J Science 53:147-154
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: Tanzania, United Republic of


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from above 1,500 m altitude in the central highlands of Tanzania, at sites east of Iringa town, and from Njombe. Northern Tanzanian specimens previously classified as Breviceps mossambicus might possibly be assigned to this species, pending confirmation of calls, namely from: 1,500 m altitude at Nkinto, near Isansu (Issansu-Land); between Njarasa-See (= Lake Eyasi) and Issansu-Land; and the Iramba Plateau.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in high-altitude grasslands, and calls during the day from shallow burrows at the base of dense grass. The species is presumed to breed by direct development.


No information is currently available.

Population Trend


Major Threats

No information is currently available.

Conservation Actions

No information is currently available.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern since it has an extent of occurrence of at least 20,000 km2, is known from a number of locations, and is not believed to be undergoing any significant declines.

Taxonomic Notes

Earlier records of Breviceps mossambicus from northern Tanzania might belong to B. fichus.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Breviceps fichus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T61845A18373277. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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