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    • Tomopterna marmorata
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    • Marbled sand frog

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Recent observations

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Observer

joachim

Date

November 20, 2010

Place

Mfuwe (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

herpguy

Date

May 30, 1986

Description

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.

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Description from Wikipedia

The marbled sand frog (Tomopterna marmorata) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family found in Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and possibly Namibia, Swaziland, and 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 marshes, arable land, pastureland, water storage areas, and ponds.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. . Downloaded on 10 November 2011.