Eastern ghost frog

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Eastern ghost frog
Heleophryne orientalis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Heleophrynidae
Genus: Heleophryne
Species: H. orientalis
Binomial name
Heleophryne orientalis
FitzSimons, 1946

The eastern ghost frog (Heleophryne orientalis) is a species of frog in the Heleophrynidae family. It is endemic to Western Cape Province, South Africa.[2] 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.[1]

Eastern ghost frog is locally a common species that is not significantly threatened, but is locally impacted by introduced species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ 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.