|Scientific Name:||Sclerophrys dodsoni (Boulenger, 1895)|
Bufo dodsoni Boulenger, 1895
Duttaphrynus dodsoni (Boulenger, 1895)
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 October 2016). New York, USA Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was under the generic name Duttaphrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).
This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Lanza, B., Balletto, E., Largen, M.J. & Baha El Din, S.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species ranges from northern and central Somalia, through eastern Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea, northwards through Sudan to extreme southeastern Egypt (vicinity of Gebel Elba only). It occurs from sea level up to 1,800 m asl.|
Native:Djibouti; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
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|Population:||It is apparently very common and widespread in Somalia, and has been reported as numerous near Port Sudan, but is somewhat rarer and more localized in Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is highly localized and rare in Egypt.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of extremely arid localities, and is often found far from the nearest permanent water. It breeds in temporary pools in desert and semi-desert savannah, gheltas (permanent pools at the foot of cliffs or in the mouth of caves) and in water in caves. It can be found deep in burrows during droughts, it emerges from these to breed after rains.|
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|Major Threat(s):||The most likely threat is the increase in human expansion and settlement, with the resulting increase in populations of domestic livestock impacting breeding pools.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in the Awash National Park in Ethiopia, in the Elba protected area in Egypt, but it is not in any protected areas in Somalia.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Sclerophrys dodsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54631A107345660.Downloaded on 12 December 2017.|
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