Tomopterna tuberculosa
Rough sand frog
family: Pyxicephalidae
subfamily: Cacosterninae

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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, Tanzania, United Republic of, Zimbabwe


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species ranges from northwestern Namibia and western Angola, through Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and southern Democratic Republic of Congo, to northern Tanzania. It is likely to be found in Mozambique.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a species of open savannah woodland. The males call from the edge of water, often camouflaged among pebbles. It breeds in shallow pools and pits. Its adaptability to altered habitats is not clear.


There is little information, although it is believed to be common in suitable situations.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is widely distributed in a region of low human impact, and so it is unlikely to be significantly threatened, except in local situations.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in many 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 tuberculosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58781A18405703. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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