Poyntonophrynus hoeschi
Hoesch'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: Namibia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the central and western parts of Namibia.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of very dry semi-desert areas, where it is associated with rock outcrops. It breeds in temporary rock pools.


It is reasonably common in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It occurs in a habitat that is not significantly threatened, so this species is unlikely to be at risk, except to some extent by overgrazing by livestock.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Namibia Desert National Park, and probably in several other protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its tolerance of arid habitats and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Poyntonophrynus hoeschi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T54663A18374358. .Downloaded on 17 January 2019


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