Frogs of Grahamstown

Grahamstown, and its surrounds, plays host to high level of animal diversity. The complexity of the habitat coupled with favourable climatic and environmental conditions has resulted in ideal conditions for many species of frog. In and round Grahamstown, there are just over 15 species of frog. This list contains all the frog species that I have found here. Some are not on the list because I do not have decent photos of them yet. Thanks to all those who have helped me find the great variety of frogs below. This list will be updated as I get better photos.


Bushveld Rain Frog (Breviceps adspersus pentheri)


Eastern Leopard Toad (Sclerophrys pardalis)


Raucous Toad (Scleophrys capensis)


Karoo Toad (Vandiykophrynus gariepensis)


Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius marmoratus verrucosus)

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Painted Reed Frog (Hyperolius verrucosus)

Bubbling Kassina (Kassina senegalensis)


Common Platanna (Xenopus laevis)

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Boettger’s Caco (Cacosternum boettgeri)

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Bronze Caco (Cacosternum nanum)

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Clicking Stream Frog (Strongylopus grayii)

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Striped Stream Frog (Strongylopus fasciatus)

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Delalande’s River frog (Amietia delalandii)


Tandy’s Sand Frog (Tomopterna tandyi)

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