Purcell's ghost frog

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Purcell's ghost frog
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Heleophrynidae
Genus: Heleophryne
Species: H. purcelli
Binomial name
Heleophryne purcelli
Sclater, 1898

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.[2] Its natural habitat is fynbos heathland. Breeding takes place in perennial streams. Their tadpoles take two years to develop fully.[1]

Purcell's ghost frog is a common species that is not significantly threatened, but is locally affected by introduced species.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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. 
  2. ^ 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.