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Phrynomantis annectens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

Scientific Name: Phrynomantis annectens
Species Authority: Werner, 1910
Common Name(s):
English Marbled Rubber Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-02
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A. & Minter, L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of arid conditions and its presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges from southwestern Angola, south through western and southern Namibia to the northern part of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. It occurs from 600-1,200 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola); Namibia; South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species in suitable habitat.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species adapted to arid environments, and is closely associated with inselbergs and other rock exposures. It breeds in temporary pools and depressions in rocky arid areas, favouring deep rock pools that keep water for a long time, as the tadpole is a relatively slow developer.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species at present, although quarries and mines might be localized threats, particularly pollution resulting from mines.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Its range includes a few protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Phrynomantis annectens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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