|Scientific Name:||Semnodactylus wealii|
|Species Authority:||(Boulenger, 1882)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Schiøtz, A., Harrison, J. & Minter, L.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, its tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and its presumed large population.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in southern and eastern South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho. It is only known from one record in Lesotho but presumably is more widespread in this country. It occurs from sea level up to 1,700 m asl.|
Native:Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland
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|Population:||It is a common species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is mainly a grassland species that also occurs in fynbos heath land in the Western Cape Province. It breeds in both temporary and permanent still waterbodies, such as pans, ponds, dams, and marshes, where it requires emergent vegetation. It lays its eggs on vegetation or other objects underneath the water. It is reasonably tolerant of disturbance and can breed in artificial ponds.|
|Use and Trade:||
There are no reports of this species being utilized.
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to this species at present.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in several protected areas.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Semnodactylus wealii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 04 July 2015.|