Natal ghost frog

The Natal ghost frog (Hadromophryne natalensis) is a species of frog in the family Heleophrynidae. It is the only species in the genus Hadromophryne.[2]

Natal ghost frog
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Heleophrynidae
Genus: Hadromophryne
Van Dijk, 2008
Species:
H. natalensis
Binomial name
Hadromophryne natalensis
(Hewitt, 1913)
Synonyms

Heleophryne natalensis Hewitt, 1913

Hadromophryne natalensis is found in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland.[3] It is a common species inhabiting montane forests and grasslands. It breeds in fast-flowing, perennial streams. Because the larval development takes two years, permanent streams are required for reproduction. It is potentially threatened by modifications of its habitat caused by afforestation, damming and siltation of streams, and water extraction. It is also negatively affected by the introduced trout.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2013). "Hadromophryne natalensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T55273A3026703. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T55273A3026703.en.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hadromophryne Van Dijk, 2008". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Hadromophryne natalensis (Hewitt, 1913)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 15 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)