|Scientific Name:||Sclerophrys gutturalis (Power, 1927)|
Amietophrynus gutturalis (Power, 1927)
Bufo gutturalis Power, 1927
|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 Amietophrynus 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):||Poynton, J., Minter, L., Tandy, M. & Lötters, 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 occurs from extreme southern Somalia (M. Tandy pers. comm.), central and southern Kenya, though Tanzania, southern Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola, south to northern Namibia, northern central and eastern South Africa. It occurs on the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba (Tanzania). The boundary between this species and Bufo regularis in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania is poorly understood, and the map should be regarded as provisional. It is introduced on Reunion (to France) and Mauritius. Records from southeastern Uganda might refer to Bufo regularis and therefore require confirmation. It ranges from sea level up to at least 1,900 m asl.|
Native:Angola; Botswana; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mozambique; Namibia; Somalia; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia; Zimbabwe
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||It is a very common species. It appears to be spreading in South Africa, perhaps at the expense of Bufo rangeri.|
|Current Population Trend:||Increasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a very adaptable species occurring in a wide variety of savannahs, grassland, thickets, and agricultural land. It is able to breed in more or less permanent and semi-permanent standing water. It breeds frequently in garden pools.|
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|Major Threat(s):||It is a very adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in many protected areas.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2016. Sclerophrys gutturalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54659A107346817.Downloaded on 17 October 2017.|