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Amietophrynus kassasii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Amietophrynus kassasii
Species Authority: (Baha el Din, 1993)
Common Name/s:
English Nile Delta Toad
Synonym/s:
Bufo kassasii Baha el Din, 1993
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly confused with Amietophrynus vittatus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Mills Tandy, Sherif Baha El Din
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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.

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 150m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Egypt
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Population [top]

Population: It is apparently an abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

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 2004. Amietophrynus kassasii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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