Poyntonophrynus dombensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Poyntonophrynus dombensis (Bocage, 1895)
Common Name(s):
English Dombe Toad
Bufo dombensis Bocage, 1895
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in southwestern Angola and northwestern Namibia from sea level up to 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Namibia
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:It is very common in suitable habitat.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: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 2013: e.T54632A18378193. . Downloaded on 24 April 2018.
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