This species is widespread in South Africa, extreme southwestern Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. It ranges from sea level up to 3,400 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in many habitats, including fynbos heathland, succulent karoo, thicket, grassland, and Nama karoo. It breeds in many different types of permanent and temporary waterbodies, including streams, waterholes, lakes, rain pools, and even hoof prints. It is tolerant of low temperatures.
It is an abundant species.
It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be threatened.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
Some isolated populations in the north of its range could be separate taxa.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Vandijkophrynus gariepensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54648A3017254. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54648A3017254.en .Downloaded on 19 December 2018