|Scientific Name:||Breviceps namaquensis|
|Species Authority:||Power, 1926|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Channing, A., Harrison, J. & Minter, L.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution and its presumed large population.
|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.|
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|Major Threat(s):||There is some agricultural expansion in the 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. 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2013.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 13 November 2013).
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:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2013. Breviceps namaquensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.|
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