Sclerophrys kassasii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Sclerophrys kassasii (Baha el Din, 1993)
Common Name(s):
English Nile Delta Toad, Nile Valley Toad
Amietophrynus kassasii (Baha el Din, 1993)
Bufo kassasii Baha el Din, 1993
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:
Taxonomic Notes: This species was under the generic name Amietophrynus but is now treated under Sclerophrys (Frost 2016).

This species was formerly confused with Amietophrynus vittatus.

This is an amended assessment created to account for the change in generic name.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2006-02-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Mills Tandy, Sherif Baha El Din
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern, because although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, the species is adapted to cropland and does not appear to be facing any serious risk.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Nile Delta in Egypt, extending as far south as Luxor. It is found between sea level and 150 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:It is apparently an abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an adaptable species, living in cropland, including rice fields, swampy areas, floating vegetation and presumably breeding by larval development in waterbodies. It has been recorded in the middle of Cairo (S. Baha El Din pers. comm.).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is an adaptable species that is unlikely to be facing any significant threats. There is some habitat loss and pollution within its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in three protected areas in Egypt (Qarum, Lake Burullus and Nile Islands).

Citation: Mills Tandy, Sherif Baha El Din. 2016. Sclerophrys kassasii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T54678A107347111. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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