This species occurs in the Richtersveld, Bushmanland and Namaqualand regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of western South Africa and adjacent southern Namibia. Its altitudinal range is unclear.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with arid rocky areas close to permanent or seasonal water. It breeds in small, spring-fed pools, small shallow seepages, vleis, seasonal streams and rivers, rain-filled depressions, and dams, but not in large perennial rivers.
It is generally not common, but can be locally abundant. Its breeding populations are scattered, presumably due to distribution of suitable habitats.
It is not seriously threatened at present, since its habitat is largely secure. However, water extraction for livestock farming could eliminate local populations in future.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Vandijkophrynus robinsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54748A3019754. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54748A3019754.en .Downloaded on 16 February 2019