Eastern ghost frog
|Eastern ghost frog|
The eastern ghost frog (Heleophryne orientalis) is a species of frog in the Heleophrynidae family. It is endemic to Western Cape Province, South Africa. Its natural habitats are forest patches surrounded by mountain fynbos heathland. Breeding takes place in fast-flowing, perennial streams. Their tadpoles take two years to complete their development.
Eastern ghost frog is locally a common species that is not significantly threatened, but is locally impacted by introduced species.
- IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Heleophryne orientalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Heleophryne orientalis FitzSimons, 1946". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
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