This species is known from northern South Africa, eastern Botswana, Zimbabwe, southern Zambia, southern and western Mozambique and southern Malawi. It might occur in Swaziland. It is also known from a few localities in Kenya, which suggests that it is also present in Tanzania. A record from Namibia was a misidentification. It occurs mainly below 1,000 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a savannah species, associated with sandy soils. It also survives on disturbed areas. It breeds in still regions of rivers or streams, isolated pools, pans and dams, generally favouring temporary waterbodies.
It is less common than some other Tomopterna species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats, except in localized situations.
It occurs in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Tomopterna marmorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58778A3074094. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58778A3074094.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019