Schismaderma carens
Red Toad
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Least concern (IUCN)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from northwestern Tanzania and southern Kenya (Olorgesailie) south to southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, eastern Angola and western Zambia, as far as southeastern Botswana, southern Mozambique, Swaziland and the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It has not been recorded from Lesotho.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs primarily in grassland and wooded savannah, but also in agricultural land, livestock ranches, and around human settlements. It breeds in deep, still waterbodies, including in dirty water, with a larval stage and gregarious tadpoles.


It is generally common, but it is hard to find when it is not breeding.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Schismaderma carens. In: IUCN 2014


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