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Strongylopus grayii Clicking Stream Frog EOS 00159.jpg
Gray's stream frog (Strongylopus grayii)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Pyxicephalidae
Subfamily: Cacosterninae
Genus: Strongylopus
Tschudi, 1838
Type species
Rana fasciata
Smith, 1849

Strongylopus ('strongylos'=round, 'pus'=foot) is a genus of pyxicephalid frogs native to Africa.[1] They are found in the area from southwestern South Africa and Namibia to southern Tanzania. Their common name is stream frogs.[1][2]


Strongylopus are small to medium-sized frogs: adult snout–vent lengths are typically in the range of 25–53 millimetres (0.98–2.09 in).[2] Species within this genus may be found at altitudes from sea level up to 3250 m in elevation. They generally occur in riparian habitats, including fynbos heath, grassland, montane flooded grassland, savanna and forest edge. Some species occur in more specific habitats, such as Strongylopus kilimanjaro in alpine moorland near cold water streams.[2]


These species belong to this genus:[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Strongylopus Tschudi, 1838". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c C. Michael Hogan. "Strongylopus Tschudi, 1838". African Amphibians Lifedesk. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Pyxicephalidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.