Phrynobatrachus asper Laurent, 1951

Itombwe River frog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1951 or prior

Rediscovered in 25 May 2009

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Itombwe Highlands in southern Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Laurent, R. F. (1951). Deux reptiles et onze batraciens nouveaux d'Afrique centrale. Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines 44: 360-381.


Other references:

Greenbaum, Eli and Kusamba, Chifundera. (2012). Conservation Implications Following the Rediscovery of Four Frog Species from the Itombwe Natural Reserve, Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Herpetological Review 43(2): 253-259.

Robert Drewes and Martin Pickersgill. (2004). Phrynobatrachus asper. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 23 September 2012.


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