This species occurs along the Namaqualand coast of South Africa, and in adjacent sandy inland areas, from the Gariep (Orange) River south to the Langebaan area. It is a lowland species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a fossorial species that lives in scrub-covered sandy areas in the succulent karroo biome. It breeds by direct development, and is not associated with water.
It is a locally abundant species.
There is some agricultural expansion in the south of its range, which might be impacting this species.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Breviceps namaquensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T57717A3062461. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T57717A3062461.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018