This species ranges from southern South Africa along the south and east coast, from Bonnievale in Western Cape Province eastwards through the Eastern Cape Province to coastal KwaZulu-Natal Province, and inland to the borders of Lesotho, and the Drakensberg escarpment of Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces and Swaziland, then northwards to Zimbabwe, western Mozambique, and southwestern Zambia. Although the presence of this species is uncertain in Botswana, its distribution on the map does overlap into this area. It also most probably occurs throughout Lesotho but more sampling is required to confirm this. It is sporadically distributed in the high-altitude grasslands of the eastern Free State, Guateng, North West and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa. It occurs from sea level to 1,100 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in forest, fynbos heath land, thickets, grassland and savannah. The eggs are laid singly in shallow water on the edges of streams or other bodies of water with grassy margins. It can also be found in well-vegetated human-made dams, ponds and irrigation canals. It can tolerate disturbance and has been found in urban gardens and plots, and in dams in forestry plantations.
It is a common species.
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats, except in localized situations.
It occurs in many protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Strongylopus fasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T58765A3073186. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T58765A3073186.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018