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Vandijkophrynus robinsoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Vandijkophrynus robinsoni
Species Authority: (Branch & Braack, 1996)
Common Name(s):
English Paradise Toad
Synonym(s):
Bufo robinsoni Branch and Braack, 1996

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., Harrison, J., Minter, L. & Tandy, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Richtersveld, Bushmanland and Namaqualand regions of the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of western South Africa and adjacent southern Namibia. Its altitudinal range is unclear.
Countries:
Native:
Namibia; South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally not common, but can be locally abundant. Its breeding populations are scattered, presumably due to distribution of suitable habitats.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with arid rocky areas close to permanent or seasonal water. It breeds in small, spring-fed pools, small shallow seepages, vleis, seasonal streams and rivers, rain-filled depressions, and dams, but not in large perennial rivers.
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 is not seriously threatened at present, since its habitat is largely secure. However, water extraction for livestock farming could eliminate local populations in future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Vandijkophrynus robinsoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 December 2014.
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