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Strongylopus fasciatus
Striped Stream Frog
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae

© 2011 Martin Pickersgill (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Distribution

S. fasciatus distribution includes South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, and Mozambique (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


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Habitat and Ecology

S. fasciatus inhabits a variety of vegetation types in the Forest, Fynbos, Thicket, Grassland and Savanna biomes. It occurs in well-watered areas with annual rainfall >500 mm, and it is rarely found far from permanent water (Greig et al. 1979). It ranges mainly through the summer-rainfall region, but extends into the winterrainfall region in the southwest (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


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Associations

Strongylogus fasciatus tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (fungus that causes chytridiomycosis) in the South African city of Kenton on Sea in 2004 (Weldon, 2005).


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Advertisement Call

The first calls are usually heard in mid- to late February, but there are records of calling as early as January. In Swaziland, peak calling occurs in March, April and May, and calling activity ceases in November. Outside the winter months, sporadic calling may be triggered by a cold front moving through the subcontinent (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


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Reproduction

Breeding takes place mainly in winter, and seems to be associated with a drop in temperature (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


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IUCN Red List Category and Justification of Conservation Status

S. fasciatus is widespread and common and is not threatened (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


Author: Boycott, R.C.
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