Karoo toad

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Karoo toad
Bufo granti.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Bufo
Species: B. gariepensis
Binomial name
Bufo gariepensis
Smith, 1848

Bufo granti Boulenger, 1903

The Karoo toad (Bufo gariepensis) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family found in Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its natural habitats are dry savannas, subtropical or tropical dry shrublands, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grasslands, subtropical or tropical high-altitude grasslands, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, rural gardens, urban areas, ponds, and canals and ditches.[1]


  1. ^ Minter, L., Channing, A. &Tandy, M. 2004. Bufo gariepensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 21 July 2007.