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Mlawula Nature Reserve - Amphibians Checklist

Pipidae (tongueless frogs)

   Xenopus muelleri  (Peters, 1844)
   (Tropical Platanna)

   Xenopus laevis  (Daudin, 1802)
   (Common Platanna)
   (SiSwati: siphata)

Bufonidae (typical toads)

   Schismaderma carens  (Smith, 1848)
   (Red Toad)
   (SiSwati: sigogodvolo)

   Poyntonophrynus fenoulheti  Hewitt and Methuen, 1913
   (Northern Pygmy Toad)

   Amietophrynus maculatus  Hallowell, 1854
   (Flat-backed toad)

   Amietophrynus garmani  Meek, 1897
   (Olive toad)

   Amietophrynus gutturalis  Power, 1929
   (Guttural toad)
   (SiSwati: sigogodvolo)

Microhylidae (rain frogs)

   Phrynomerus bifasciatus  (Smith, 1847)
   (Banded Rubber Frog)

   Breviceps adspersus  Peters, 1882
   (Bushveld Rain Frog)

   Breviceps mossambicus  Peters, 1854
   (Mozambique Rain Frog)

Hemisotidae (burrowing frogs)

   Hemisus marmoratus  (Peters, 1854)
   (Mottled burrowing frog)

Ranidae (typical frogs)

   Amietia angolensis  Bocage, 1866
   (Common or Angola River Frog)
   (SiSwati: lishele)

   Cacosternum boettgeri  (Boulenger, 1882)
   (Common Caco)

   Phrynobatrachus mababiensis  FitzSimons, 1932
   (Dwarf Puddle Frog)

   Phrynobatrachus natalensis  (Smith, 1849)
   (Snoring Puddle Frog)

   Tomopterna natalensis  (Smith, 1849)
   (Knocking Sand Frog)

   Tomopterna krugerensis  Passmore and Carruthers, 1975
   (Sandveld sand frog)

   Tomopterna cryptotis  (Boulenger, 1907)
   (Tremelo Sand Frog)

   Pyxicephalus adspersus edulis Peters, 1854
   (Lowveld bullfrog)

   Ptychadena mossambica  (Peters, 1854)
   (Broadbanded Grass Frog)

   Ptychadena oxyrhynchus  (Smith, 1849)
   (Sharpnosed Grass Frog)

   Ptychadena anchietae  (Bocage, 1867)
   (Plain Grass Frog)

Rhacophoridae (foam nest tree frogs)

   Chiromantis xerampelina  Peters, 1854
   (Southern Foam Nest Frog)

Hyperoliidae (reed and running frogs)

   Hyperolius tuberilinguis  Smith, 1849
   (Tinker Reed Frog)

   Hyperolius pusillus  (Cope, 1862)
   (Water Lily Frog)

   Hyperolius marmoratus  Peters, 1854
   (Painted Reed Frog)

   Afrixalus aureus  Pickersgill, 1984
   (Golden Leaf-folding Frog)
   Swaziland Red Data Status: Least Concern
   Southern African Red Data Status: Rare
   International Red Data Status: Not listed

   Kassina senegalensis  (Dumeril and Bibron, 1841)
   (Bubbling Kassina)

   Kassina maculata  (Dumeril, 1853)
   (Vlei frog)

   Leptopelis mossambicus  Poynton, 1985
   (Brownbacked Tree Frog)

Site Map
Reference Material

Mlawula Reptiles Checklist
Malolotja Amphibians Checklist
Mantenga Amphibians Checklist
Swaziland Amphibians
Amphibians Database
SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz