Poyntonophrynus fenoulheti
Fenoulhet's Toad
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe



View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in northeastern South Africa, Swaziland, most of Zimbabwe, southern and central Mozambique and eastern Botswana, ranging westwards into the Caprivi Strip of Namibia and southwestern Zambia. It probably occurs in southeastern Angola, and the representation of this species' distribution on the map includes Angola. An isolated record from western Namibia is not mapped, and requires confirmation (it possibly refers to Bufo dombensis (M. Tandy pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of open bush land, grassland and savannah woodland, and is often associated with rocky outcrops, and occasionally with sandy areas. It breeds in temporary pools. It does not occur in anthropogenically disturbed habitats.


It is a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its habitat is not threatened and this species is not believed to be at risk.

Conservation Actions

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.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Poyntonophrynus fenoulheti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54636A3016893. .Downloaded on 22 February 2019


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