This species is endemic to the mountains of the southwestern Cape, South Africa, from Hottentots Holland east to the Langeberg. It ranges from sea level up to 1,600 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a burrowing frog living in fynbos heatland and forest. It does not adapt well to alteration of its habitat. It breeds by direct development, and is not associated with water.
It is a locally abundant species.
The main threats to this species are loss of its habitat as a result of afforestation, the spread of alien vegetation, and fires taking place too frequently. However, overall, its habitat is well protected.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be significantly under threat, it has a presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Breviceps acutirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T57711A3061868. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T57711A3061868.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018