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Sclerophrys gutturalis
Guttural Toad
family: Bufonidae

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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: Angola, Botswana, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Introduced: Mauritius.

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species occurs from extreme southern Somalia (M. Tandy pers. comm.), central and southern Kenya, though Tanzania, southern Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola, south to northern Namibia, northern central and eastern South Africa. It occurs on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba (Tanzania). The boundary between this species and Bufo regularis in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is poorly understood, and the map should be regarded as provisional. It is introduced on Reunion (to France) and Mauritius. Records from southeastern Uganda might refer to Bufo regularis and therefore require confirmation. It ranges from sea level up to at least 1,900 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a very adaptable species occurring in a wide variety of savannahs, grassland, thickets, and agricultural land. It is able to breed in more or less permanent and semi-permanent standing water. It breeds frequently in garden pools.

Population

It is a very common species. It appears to be spreading in South Africa, perhaps at the expense of Bufo rangeri.

Population Trend

increasing

Major Threats

It is a very adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was under the generic name Amietophrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys gutturalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54659A107346817. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T54659A107346817.en

 

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