Ptychadena boettgeri
family: Ptychadenidae
Species Description: revalidation of species described by Pfeffer 1893 Jahrb Hamburg Wiss Anst 10:90 by Ohler A, Fretey T 2014 Going back to Rovuma: the frog fauna of a coastal dry forest, and a checklist of the amphibians of Mazambique. J East African Natural History 103: 73-124.
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: Mozambique


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from its type locality: "Quilimane, Mozambique". It is unknown whether this refers to the site where it was sampled or whether it is the name of the maritime port to which it was brought; Pfeffer (1893) also noted this uncertainty in the original description of the species.

Habitat and Ecology

There is no information about the habitat preferences, natural history or reproductive strategy of this species.


It is only known from four specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species because of uncertainty as to its type locality and habitat preferences.

Conservation Actions

Research Needed
Further work is required on the taxonomy, population size and distribution, life history and ecology, and threats.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


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


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Ptychadena boettgeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T88640144A88641975. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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