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Sclerophrys blanfordii
family: Bufonidae

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in Eritrea, Djibouti and northern Somalia, and from two localities in adjacent northeastern Ethiopia.

Habitat and Ecology

It is particularly associated with permanent water in arid rocky habitats. It is apparently never found far from the shallow pools in which it breeds. The animals are particularly encountered swimming actively, sheltering amongst aquatic vegetation, or resting beneath stones near the water margin.

Population

It is possibly locally common, but seems to exist in scattered and rather isolated populations, probably owing to the limited availability of suitable habitat in parts of its range.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The most likely threat is the increase in human expansion and settlement, with the resulting increase in populations of domestic livestock impacting breeding pools.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas in Ethiopia or Somalia, and probably not elsewhere.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Amietophrynus blanfordii. In: IUCN 2014

 

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