This species ranges from extreme southern Angola, through the northern two-thirds of Namibia, to Botswana, southward to central South Africa. The eastern limit of its distribution is very uncertain due to confusion with Bufo garmani. It is a low-altitude species.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a denizen of open savannahs, wooded savannahs, thornveldt, river valleys and agricultural areas, breeding in temporary water (vleis, marshes, dams or pans), and sometimes-artificial pools.
It is a common species, and is often locally abundant.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
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.
There is confusion regarding the taxonomy of this species and Amietophrynus garmani (M. Largen, J. Poynton, L. Mazibuko and M. Tandy pers. comm.).
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.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2016. Sclerophrys poweri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54736A107349447. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T54736A107349447.en