Common rain frog
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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
B. adspersus usually breeds in open and closed woodland with sandy soils. In South Africa, it is found along the hot, dry foothills of the northeastern escarpment, and is absent from the higher slopes and crests of the mountains. In the northern part of the its South African range, it usually occurs in dry bushveld.
Passmore, N. and Carruthers, V. (1995). South African Frogs, a Complete Guide. Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Written by Franziska Sandmeier (franturtle AT yahoo.com), UC Berkeley
First submitted 2001-03-19
Edited by Vance Vredenburg (2002-01-08)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2002 Breviceps adspersus: Common rain frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/2372> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 23, 2017.
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