This frog was found in the Kahn River [in Swakopmund District, about 20 km NE of Arandis] (dry 95% of the year) in a small puddle of water (with 3 others of the same species). On the canyon wall above the pond several geckos (Rhoptropus bradfieldi) were observed and a seldom seen snake, the Western Keeled Snake (Pythonodipsas carinata) was also found.
The Marbled Sand Frog (Tomopterna marmorata) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. It is found in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, possibly Namibia, possibly Swaziland, and possibly Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marches, arable land, pastureland, water storage areas, and ponds.