Karoo toad

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Karoo toad
Bufo granti.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Vandijkophrynus
Species: V. gariepensis
Binomial name
Vandijkophrynus gariepensis
(Smith, 1848)

Bufo gariepensis Smith, 1848
Bufo tuberculosus Bocage, 1896
Bufo granti Boulenger, 1903

The Karoo toad, Gariep toad, or mountain toad (Vandijkophrynus gariepensis) is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae found in southern Namibia, much of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland.[1][2] It is an abundant species that occurs in many types habitat: fynbos heathland, succulent karoo, thickets, grassland, and Nama Karoo. Breeding takes place in permanent and temporary waterbodies (e.g., streams, waterholes, lakes, rain pools, even hoof prints). There are no significant threats to this adaptable species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Vandijkophrynus gariepensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T54648A3017254. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T54648A3017254.en. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Vandijkophrynus gariepensis (Smith, 1848)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 18 October 2015.