Bufo tihamicus
family: Bufonidae

© 2002 Vance Vredenburg (1 of 2)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Saudi Arabia, Yemen

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
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 has littoral habitats (sea level to 400m asl) along the Red Sea coastline of the Arabian Peninsula. It has an altitudinal range of 25-400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in arid vegetation (except in riparian vegetation close to wadis) and wherever there are available water sources. Breeds in still or slow moving water. It is common in arable land close to wadis.


It is abundant in wadis and irrigated areas.

Major Threats

There are no threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

There are no known conservation measures in place.

Taxonomic Notes


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Andrew Gardner, Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Steven Anderson, Sergius Kuzmin 2004. Bufo tihamicus. In: IUCN 2013.2 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. .


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