|Scientific Name:||Breviceps namaquensis|
|Species Authority:||Power, 1926|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Leslie Minter, Alan Channing, James Harrison|
|Reviewer/s:||Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
|Range Description:||This species occurs along the Namaqualand coast of South Africa, and in adjacent sandy inland areas, from the Gariep (Orange) River south to the Langebaan area. It is a lowland species.|
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|Population:||It is a locally abundant species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a fossorial species that lives in scrub-covered sandy areas in the succulent karroo biome. It breeds by direct development, and is not associated with water.|
|Major Threat(s):||There is some agricultural expansion in south of its range, which might be impacting this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It occurs in several protected areas.|
Channing, A. 2001. Amphibians of Central and Southern Africa. Cornell University Press, Ithaca and London.
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
Minter, L.R., Burger, M., Harrison, J.A., Braack, H.H., Bishop, P.J. and Knoepfer, D. 2004. Atlas and Red Data Book of the Frogs of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. SI/MAB Series No. 9, Washington, D.C.
Passmore, N.I. and Carruthers, V.C. 1979. South African Frogs. Witwatersrand University Press, Johannesburg.
Wager, V.A. 1986. Frogs of South Africa, 2nd edition. Delta Books, Craighall.
|Citation:||Leslie Minter, Alan Channing, James Harrison 2004. Breviceps namaquensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 June 2013.|
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