African viviparous toad (Nectophrynoides poyntoni)

Nectophrynoides poyntoni sitting on leaf
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African viviparous toad fact file

African viviparous toad description

GenusNectophrynoides (1)

ARKive is working with IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, to source images of the world's threatened amphibian species. Together with Conservation International and NatureServe, IUCN has led a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status for the world's known species of frogs, toads, salamanders, newts and caecilians. To date, the project has involved the input of more than 600 herpetologists from around the world.

IUCN Red List category, and details of range, ecology, threats and conservation information for every known amphibian species, can be found on the IUCN Red List website.

View information on this species at the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


African viviparous toad status

Classified as Critically Endangered (CR B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) on the IUCN Red List 2004 (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered


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View information on this species at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
For more information on the assessment of the conservation status of the world's amphibians, please see the amphibian portal on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at


This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact:


  1. IUCN Red List (October, 2005)
  2. CITES (October, 2005)

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Nectophrynoides poyntoni sitting on leaf  
Nectophrynoides poyntoni sitting on leaf

© Michele Menegon

Michele Menegon
Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali
Sezione di Zoologia dei Vertebrati
Via Calepina 14, I-38100 Trento
Tel: +39 (461) 270374


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