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Tomopterna marmorata
Marbled sand frog
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae

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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: Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Distribution

Poynton (1964) noted that T. marmorata ranges from Botswana eastward through Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe to southern Mozambique as well as South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


Author: Channing, A.
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Habitat and Ecology

T. marmorata inhabits a range of bushveld vegetation types in the Savanna Biome. It seems to prefer sandy soil and occurs in areas where annual rainfall is 500–1000 mm. It breeds in slow-flowing rivers and streams as well as isolated pools, pans or dams with sandy substrates (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).


Author: Channing, A.
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IUCN Red List Category and Justification of Conservation Status

The IUCN Red list categorizes this as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats, its presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Author: Larson, Joanna
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