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    • Mertensophryne taitana
    • Bufo taitanus
    • Mertensophryne taitanus
  • English
    • Taita Toad

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April 4, 1997


This Bufonid was wild-caught in northern Tanzania and photographed in captivity in Arusha.

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Description from Wikipedia

Mertensophryne taitana is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland, rivers, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, plantations, rural gardens, and canals and ditches.

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Conservation Summary

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