Delalande's sand frog
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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: South Africa
IUCN (Red List) status: Least Concern (LC).
This species is endemic to South Africa, where it ranges from Namaqualand, southward in sandy areas to the Western Cape, and eastwards along the coast to Port Alfred. It occurs in low-lying areas.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in fynbos heath land and succulent karroo shrubland, and also in agricultural land. It breeds in both temporary and semi-permanent water in pans, pools, vleis and dams, in flat, sandy areas.
It is a very abundant species with large populations.
Local populations are probably impacted by the spread of alien vegetation (leading to a lowering of water table), and by agricultural and urban expansion, but overall this species is not significantly threatened.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Alan Channing, Leslie Minter 2004. Tomopterna delalandii. In: IUCN 2012