Sclerophrys kassasii
Nile Valley Toad, dufdu'at al-qasas
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the Nile Delta in Egypt, extending as far south as Luxor. It is found between sea level and 150 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an adaptable species, living in cropland, including rice fields, swampy areas, floating vegetation and presumably breeding by larval development in waterbodies. It has been recorded in the middle of Cairo (S. Baha El Din pers. comm.).


It is apparently an abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats. There is some habitat loss and pollution within its range.

Conservation Actions

It is found in three protected areas in Egypt (Qarum, Lake Burullus and Nile Islands).

Taxonomic Notes

This species was formerly confused with Amietophrynus vittatus.


Mills Tandy, Sherif Baha El Din 2004. Amietophrynus kassasii. In: IUCN 2014


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