Phrynobatrachus krefftii Boulenger, 1909

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phrynobatrachidae > Genus: Phrynobatrachus > Species: Phrynobatrachus krefftii

Phrynobatrachus krefftii Boulenger, 1909, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 4: 496. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.30.30-31 (formerly 1909.10.19.14-15), according to Grandison, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 447. Type locality: "Amani", Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.

Phrynobatrachus (Natalobatrachus) krefftiiLaurent, 1941, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 34: 196.

English Names

Krefft's River Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 103).

Krefft's Puddle Frog (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 283).


East and West Usambara and Magrotto mountains, northeastern Tanzania, 770–1500 m elevation.


Reviewed by Barbour and Loveridge, 1928, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 50: 201-203. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 283-284, and Pickersgill, 2007, Frog Search: 177-180, provided accounts. Frétey, 2008, Alytes, 25: 99-17, summarized the literature. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 472. In species group A of Zimkus, Rödel, and Hillers, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 55: 883-900. Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 238–239, provided a brief account and photograph. 

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