Tomopterna delalandii
Delalande's sand frog
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae

C. K. Brain
© Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley (1 of 10)
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: South Africa


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to South Africa, where it ranges from Namaqualand, southward in sandy areas to the Western Cape, and eastwards along the coast to Port Alfred. It occurs in low-lying areas.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in fynbos heath land and succulent karroo shrubland, and also in agricultural land. It breeds in both temporary and semi-permanent water in pans, pools, vleis and dams, in flat, sandy areas.


It is a very abundant species with large populations.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Local populations are probably impacted by the spread of alien vegetation (leading to a lowering of water table), and by agricultural and urban expansion, but overall this species is not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Tomopterna delalandii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58776A3073838. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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