Phrynobatrachus kakamikro
family: Phrynobatrachidae
Species Description: Schick S, Zimkus BM, Channing A, Koehler J, Loetters S 2010 Systematics of 'Little Brown Frogs' from East Africa: recognition of Phrynobatrachus scheffleri and description of a new species from the Kakamega Forest, Kenya (Amphibia: Phrynobatrachidae). Salamandra 46:24-36.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Kenya



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

The species is known only from its type locality on the border of the Kakamega Forest in western Kenya where it was recorded at 1,650 m asl (Schick et al. 2010). The extent of its distribution is currently unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

The species was recorded from a small seasonal pond in anthropogenic grassland at the forest edge; it has been heard calling while perched on flooded vegetation in swampy areas (Schick et al. 2010). As the grassland habitat is maintained by human activity, it is possible that the species can tolerate a degree of habitat disturbance.


The abundance and population trend of this species are currently unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is unknown whether the species occurs in a protected area.

Research Needed
Further research is needed on its population size, trend and distribution, and its life history and ecology.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient because there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Phrynobatrachus kakamikro. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T19378341A19378343. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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