|Scientific Name:||Strongylopus hymenopus|
|Species Authority:||(Boulenger, 1920)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Channing, A. & Minter, L.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and presumed large population.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic of the high slopes of the Drakensberg Mountains and Lesotho Highlands, in South Africa and Lesotho. It occurs at 1,800-3,000 m asl.|
Native:Lesotho; South Africa
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||It is an uncommon species. There have only been two records since 1975, but this is probably a result of limited survey effort.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It lives in high-altitude riverine grassland. It breeds in seepage areas on the rocky banks of slow-flowing streams, or near the edges of pools. It lays its eggs in water.|
|Use and Trade:||
There are no reports of this species being utilized.
|Major Threat(s):||Despite its rarity, it faces few threats due to the remoteness of its habitat. However, being a high-altitude stream-breeder, it is a candidate species for chytridiomycosis.|
|Conservation Actions:||Its range includes uKhahlamba-Drakensburg Park. More research within the species' range is needed, especially monitoring for any chytridiomycosis impacts.|
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Strongylopus hymenopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.|