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Vandijkophrynus robinsoni
Paradise Toad
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: South Africa

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs in the Richtersveld, Bushmanland and Namaqualand regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of western South Africa and adjacent southern Namibia. Its altitudinal range is unclear.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with arid rocky areas close to permanent or seasonal water. It breeds in small, spring-fed pools, small shallow seepages, vleis, seasonal streams and rivers, rain-filled depressions, and dams, but not in large perennial rivers.

Population

It is generally not common, but can be locally abundant. Its breeding populations are scattered, presumably due to distribution of suitable habitats.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

It is not seriously threatened at present, since its habitat is largely secure. However, water extraction for livestock farming could eliminate local populations in future.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Vandijkophrynus robinsoni. In: IUCN 2014

 

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