Sclerophrys langanoensis (Largen, Tandy, and Tandy, 1978)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Sclerophrys > Species: Sclerophrys langanoensis

Bufo langanoensis Largen, Tandy, and Tandy, 1978, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Suppl., 10: 4. Holotype: BMNH 1975.1192, by original designation. Type locality: "Northwest shore of Lake Langano, Shoa Province, Ethiopia (07° 38′ N 38° 42′ E, altitude 1585 m)".

Amietophrynus langanoensisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 363.

Sclerophrys langanoensis  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 9.

English Names

Lake Langano Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).


Central and northern Rift Valley of Ethiopia, associated with permanent water in dry savanna and semidesert at 700–1600 m elevation; likely to be eventually found in Eritrea and Somalia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ethiopia

Endemic: Ethiopia


In the Bufo blanfordii group; see discussion by Tandy and Feener, 1985, in Schuchmann (ed.), Proc. Internatl. Symp Afr. Vert.: 563-572. Largen, 2001, Tropical Zool., 14: 319-320, commented on habitat and distribution and noted that the populations from Awash National Park might represent a distinct species. See account (as Bufo langanoensis), photograph, and map for Ethiopia and Eritrea by Largen and Spawls, 2010, Amph. Rept. Ethiopia Eritrea: 90. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 64–65, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.

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