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Sclerophrys reesi
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
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 poorly understood species has been recorded only from the Kihansi-Kilombero floodplain in south-eastern Tanzania at 200-500 m asl. The only records are from Merera, Mbega and from the confluence of the Kihansi and Kilombero Rivers, but it presumably occurs more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

There is very little information on its habitat and ecology, although it is presumably a species of floodplain grassland that breeds by larval development in water.

Population

There is no information on the population status of this species. There have been no recent records, probably because of lack of survey effort.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There is no direct information on threats to this species, but it could be impacted upon by agricultural encroachment, overgrazing by livestock, and expanding human settlements.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the poorly protected Kilombero Game Controlled Area. Improved protection of this area would benefit this species. Research is required into this species' distribution and population status, ecology and threats.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Amietophrynus reesi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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