Purcell's ghost frog
|Purcell's ghost frog|
The Purcell's ghost frog (Heleophryne purcelli) is a species of frog in the Heleophrynidae family. It is endemic to Western Cape Province, South Africa. Its natural habitat is fynbos heathland. Breeding takes place in perennial streams. Their tadpoles take two years to develop fully.
Purcell's ghost frog is a common species that is not significantly threatened, but is locally affected by introduced species.
- IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Heleophryne purcelli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
- Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Heleophryne purcelli Sclater, 1898". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
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