Afrixalus crotalus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hyperoliidae

Scientific Name: Afrixalus crotalus
Species Authority: Pickersgill, 1984
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: 2013-06-24
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Schiøtz, A. & Pickersgill, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in eastern Zimbabwe, central Mozambique and southern Malawi, from low to medium altitudes. Records from northeastern Mozambique and southeastern Tanzania probably refer to other species, and are not included here.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant at suitable locations.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of moist savannahs and shrubland, breeding in ephemeral grassy pools, flooded grassland and marshes. It can survive to some extent in anthropogenic habitats.
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 unlikely to be seriously threatened, although some populations might be impacted by agricultural spread and human settlement. Chemical spraying to control mosquitoes might impact some populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2013. Afrixalus crotalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T56058A18369349. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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