Still to spot: Frogs

AlexanderR's picture

iSpot currently has 107 of South Africa's frog species (91%).

This project lists the frog species that have yet to be observed on iSpot, and shows species that are less frequently seen. Only observations within South Africa that are clearly identifiable will be counted. Hopefully this will get down to zero names at some stage.

To view any specific taxon, click here and type the scientific name at the end of the url. You can also click on the "This taxon's children are:" if you've searched a Genus or Family.

The most commonly observed species, as of April2017, are: Amietophrynus pantherinus: 3645, Amietia fuscigula: 405, Amietophrynus rangeri: 236, Strongylopus grayii: 179, Amietophrynus gutturalis: 131, Leptopelis natalensis: 102, Xenopus laevis: 83, Schismaderma carens: 68, Amietia quecketti: 65, Chiromantis xerampelina: 53, Amietophrynus garmani: 43, Phrynobatrachus natalensis: 43, Tomopterna delalandii: 42, Amietia angolensis: 39, Breviceps gibbosus: 32, Strongylopus bonaespei: 30, Tomopterna natalensis: 29, Vandijkophrynus angusticeps: 28, Breviceps montanus: 28, Kassina senegalensis: 28

To see spatial observation counts and species richness-open the images below.

Please check the ID of the less frequently seen species-as these are misidentified more often

Completion: 107/117


To be Spotted:

Anhydrophryne ngongoniensis
Arthroleptella rugosa
Arthroleptella subvoce
Cacosternum nanogularum
Cacosternum striatum
Capensibufo magistratus-not yet in dictionary
Heleophryne hewitti
Heleophryne orientalis
Phrynobatrachus acridoides
Ptychadena taenioscelis
Strongylopus springbokensis (see doubtful id here )
Vandijkophrynus amatolicus

Unusual species on iSpot:
Afrixalus aureus
Anhydrophryne rattrayi
Arthroleptella bicolor
Arthroleptella drewesii
Arthroleptella landdrosia
Arthroleptella lightfooti
Amietia vandijki
Breviceps bagginsi
Breviceps sopranus
Breviceps sylvestris
Breviceps acutirostris
Cacosternum aggestum
Cacosternum capense
Cacosternum karooicum
Cacosternum namaquense
Cacosternum parvum
Cacosternum rhythmum
Cacosternum thorini-not yet in dictionary
Capensibufo deceptus-not yet in dictionary
Capensibufo selenophos-not yet in dictionary
Capensibufo rosei
Hemisus guttatus
Heleophryne rosei
Heleophryne depressa
Hyperolius poweri
Kassina maculata
Leptopelis xenodactylus
Microbatrachella capensis
Natalobatrachus bonebergi
Poyntonia paludicola
Ptychadena porosissima
Ptychadena mossambica
Strongylopus wageri


Observations in your project area


Tony Rebelo's picture

one down Singing Rainfrog - Breviceps sopranus now on

Tony Rebelo's picture

If you make these "live"

If you make your list "live" then anyone can check, at a click.

the html code is (remove blanks around angular brackets to activate):

< a href=" species" > genus species < /a >

Breviceps sopranus

Also, dont just delete those seen, why not move them to the bottom with the date posted:
Since posted:
Breviceps sopranus - Feb 2016

AlexanderR's picture

ya ok, would be good so

ya ok, would be good so people can verify 'new' species