This species ranges from southwestern Angola, through northern Namibia and Botswana, to southern Zimbabwe, northern South Africa, Swaziland, and southern Mozambique. It occurs from sea level to 1,500 m asl. It is indistinguishable morphologically from Tomopterna cryptotis and T. tandyi, but it has a distinct call. Records based on morphology might be assigned to the wrong species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a savannah species, seeming to prefer sandy soils. It also survives on disturbed areas. It breeds in large and small temporary waterbodies, such as pans, vleis and flooded grassland.
It has very large populations in Mozambique, Kruger National Park and northern KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), but it appears to be rare elsewhere.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats, except in localized situations.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Tomopterna krugerensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58777A3073960. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58777A3073960.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018