Tomopterna delalandii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tomopterna delalandii
Species Authority: (Tschudi, 1838)
Common Name(s):
English Delalande's Sand Frog

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-08
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N.
Contributor(s): Channing, A. & Minter, L.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Morris, E.J.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, its tolerance of a broad range of habitats and its presumed large population.
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to South Africa, where it ranges from Namaqualand, southward in sandy areas to the Western Cape, and eastwards along the coast to Port Alfred. It occurs in low-lying areas.
South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: It is a very abundant species with large populations.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in fynbos heath land and succulent karroo shrubland, and also in agricultural land. It breeds in both temporary and semi-permanent water in pans, pools, vleis and dams, in flat, sandy areas.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local populations are probably impacted by the spread of alien vegetation (leading to a lowering of water table), and by agricultural and urban expansion, but overall this species is not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in several protected areas.

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Tomopterna delalandii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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