Phrynomantis annectens
Marbled rubber frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Phrynomerinae

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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: Angola, Namibia, South Africa


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from southwestern Angola, south through western and southern Namibia to the northern part of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. It occurs from 600-1,200 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species adapted to arid environments, and is closely associated with inselbergs and other rock exposures. It breeds in temporary pools and depressions in rocky arid areas, favouring deep rock pools that keep water for a long time, as the tadpole is a relatively slow developer.


It is a common species in suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to the species at present, although quarries and mines might be localized threats, particularly pollution resulting from mines.

Conservation Actions

Its range includes a few protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of arid conditions and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynomantis annectens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T57950A3063281. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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