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Nectophryne afra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Nectophryne
Buchholz & Peters, 1875
2 species (see text)

Nectophryne (African tree toads) is a small genus of true toads with only two species.[1][2] They are native to West and Central Africa: Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, northeastern Congo, Bioko and Equatorial Guinea.[1] Nectophryne afra uses small bodies of water to lay its eggs which are then guarded by the male.[3]


The genus contains two species.[1][2]

Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Nectophryne afra Buchholz & Peters in Peters, 1875 African tree toad
Nectophryne batesii Boulenger, 1913 Bates' tree toad


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Nectophryne Buchholz and Peters, 1875". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Bufonidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  3. ^ IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Nectophryne afra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 

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