Poyntonophrynus dombensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Poyntonophrynus dombensis
Species Authority: (Bocage, 1895)
Common Name(s):
English Dombe Toad
Bufo dombensis Bocage, 1895

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-06-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A. & Tandy, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in southwestern Angola and northwestern Namibia from sea level up to 1,500 m asl.
Angola (Angola); Namibia
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Population [top]

Population: It is very common in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of arid areas, living in grassland where there are rock outcrops. It breeds in small, temporary steams and presumably in the pools that form in these places.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It appears not to be facing any threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas, such as Etosha National Park and the Skeleton Coast National Park.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Poyntonophrynus dombensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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