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Frog ID needed, please

Unread post by sean.tucker » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:40 pm

Can anyone ID this frog for me, please. I took this photo at the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch. It was alongside a quiet part of a river with quite a few large tadpoles swimming around. There were quite a few there.

Unfortunately, the tranquility of the place was disturbed by a raucous family that came along walking through the river with walking sticks, parents allowing their children to throw rocks into the river pools and even try catching the frogs and tadpoles with a fish net!! I think some of these morons forget that they're in a reserve.

Anyway, I've shed some of the anger, so here's the photo:

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Thanks

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Re: Frog ID needed, please

Unread post by oddesy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:52 pm

Hi sean tucker :)

That (i think) is a mountain toad Capensibufo sp. They are found in vleis and along moist slopes in mountain fynbos. they often gather in large groups in shallow rain-filled depressions when breeding and the tadpoles are 20mm long and black
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