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Sclerophrys steindachneri
family: Bufonidae

© 2004 Robert C. Drewes (1 of 1)
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: Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species ranges from northeastern Nigeria eastward, through Chad and Central African Republic, to northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, southwestern Ethiopia, and northwestern and central Uganda. There is a separate population in southern coastal Somalia, coastal Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania (the species is absent from northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia). The type locality at Kihengo in east-central Tanzania (mapped as an isolated locality) is far from all other records of the species (and in view of the lack of any other records of the species in this area, more investigation of this record is required). Isolated inland records from Kenya (Ngatana and Lakes Baringo, Kenyatta and Mbaratumu) require confirmation.

Habitat and Ecology

It seems to be particularly associated with marshy areas in humid grassland or wooded savannah habitats, and has been found around human settlements. It breeds in temporary and permanent ponds.

Population

It is generally common in suitable localities within its range.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

It is probably adversely affected by environmental degradation resulting from expansion of human settlement.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amietophrynus steindachneri. In: IUCN 2014

 

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