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Ptychadena gansi
family: Ptychadenidae
 
Species Description: Dubois, 1992, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon, 61: 316.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Somalia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to southern Somalia, particularly, but not entirely, in the floodplains on the Jubba and Webi Shabeelle Rivers.

Habitat and Ecology

Its habitat preferences when it is not breeding are not well known, though it presumably a species of dry savannahs and semi-arid habitats. It breeds in temporary pools and gheltas (permanent pools at the foot of cliffs or in the mouth of caves).

Population

It is a fairly common species.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There is little information. It might be impacted by livestock grazing, and perhaps fire and droughts, but otherwise it does not appear to be significantly threatened at the moment.

Conservation Actions

It does not occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

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

Taxonomic Notes

This form is sometimes considered to be a synonym of Ptychadena mossambica.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Ptychadena gansi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58501A18399730. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58501A18399730.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018

 

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