Conraua derooi Hulselmans, 1972

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Conrauidae > Genus: Conraua > Species: Conraua derooi

Conraua derooi Hulselmans, 1972, Rev. Zool. Bot. Afr., 84: 153. Holotype: MRAC 112.074, by original designation. Type locality: "Misahohé [=Misahöhe] (Togo)".

Conraua derooriAnonymous, 1976, Zool. Rec., 109: 131. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Togo Slippery Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 98).

De Roo's Giant Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 348).  


Southwestern Togo and adjacent south-central Ghana on the Togo-Volta Highlands in high-gradient streams in rainforest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ghana, Togo


Most similar to Conraua alleni according to the original publication. 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: 478. Hillers, Ofori-Boateng, Segniagbeto, Agyei, and Rödel, 2009, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 85: 127-141, reported on a recent record for this species. Channing, Rödel, and Channing, 2012, Tadpoles of Africa: 259–261, provided information on comparative larval morphology. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 348–349, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. : 726–724, suggested cryptic species (now named as Conraua sagymase) as did Blackburn, Nielsen, Barej, Doumbia, Hirschfeld, Kouamé, Lawson, Loader, Ofori-Boateng, Stanley, and Rödel, 2020, Zool. Scripta, 49: 684–696, who also mapped the species, placed it in a tree as the sister taxon of Conraua alleni, and discussed cryptic diversity (now Conraua sagymase) under the nominal species name. :  Population from the Atewa Range Forest Reserve in southeastern Ghana has been named as Conraua sagyimase by Neira-Salamea, Ofori-Boateng, Kouamé, Blackburn, Segniagbeto, Hillers, Barej, Leaché, and Rödel, 2021, Zootaxa, 4995: 71–95. 

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