Ptychadena arnei Perret, 1997

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Ptychadenidae > Genus: Ptychadena > Species: Ptychadena arnei

Ptychadena arnei Perret, 1997, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 120: 77. Holotype: ZMUC R074948, by original designation. Type locality: "Sierra Leone, Kassewe 8° 21′ N, 12° 12′ W, savane secondaire, bordant une forêt dégradée".

English Names

Schiøtz's Grass Frog (Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 328). 


Southwestern coastal Senegal, coastal Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Ivory Coast; presumably in intervening Liberia and Guinea-Bissau.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guinea, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Sierra Leone

Likely/Controversially Present: Guinea-Bissau, Liberia


Confused with Ptychadena bibroni (= Ptychadena mascareniensis) for decades; this history discussed in the original publication and by Perret, 1999, Bull. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 122: 109-112. See discussion by Lamotte and Ohler, 2000, Zoosystema, 22: 569-583. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 328–329, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map. Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba. 

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