Sclerophrys tihamica
family: Bufonidae

© 2002 Vance Vredenburg (1 of 2)
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: Saudi Arabia, Yemen



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has littoral habitats (sea level to 400m asl) along the Red Sea coastline of the Arabian Peninsula. It has an altitudinal range of 25-400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It can be found in arid vegetation (except in riparian vegetation close to wadis) and wherever there are available water sources. Breeds in still or slow moving water. It is common in arable land close to wadis.


It is abundant in wadis and irrigated areas.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

There are no known conservation measures in place.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

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

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


Andrew Gardner, Matthias Stöck, Theodore Papenfuss, Steven Anderson, Sergius Kuzmin 2016. Sclerophrys tihamica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54779A107350989. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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