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Afrixalus crotalus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA HYPEROLIIDAE

Scientific Name: Afrixalus crotalus
Species Authority: Pickersgill, 1984

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/s: Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

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:
Native:
Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant at suitable locations.
Population Trend: 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

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