Sclerophrys vittata (Boulenger, 1906)

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

English Names

Degen's Toad (Flower, 1933, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1933: 840; Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 42).

Banded Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 44).

Lake Victoria Toad (Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 99).


Grasslands in low-lying areas west and north of Lake Victoria in Uganda.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Uganda

Endemic: Uganda


Closely related to Bufo steindachneri and placed in the Bufo funereus-Bufo steindachneri-Bufo vittatus complex by Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 159. Redescribed by Perret, 1972, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 84: 130-139. Baha El Din, 1993, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 42: 24-27, showed that Egyptian records represented a new species, Bufo kassasii. Channing and Howell, 2006, Amph. E. Afr.: 99, provided an account. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 72–73, provided a brief account and range map. 

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