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Heleophryne rosei (Table Mountain Ghost Frog)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Rose's ghost frog or Table Mountain ghost frog (Heleophryne rosei) is a species of frog in the Heleophrynidae family endemic to South Africa. It is a medium-sized species with purple or brown blotches on a pale green background and large discs on its fingers and toes. It has a very restricted range, being only known from the slopes of parts of Table Mountain. The tadpoles live in permanent streams but these are in danger of drying up because of the establishment of pine plantations. Because of its small range and changes in its habitat, this frog is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
View Wikipedia Record: Heleophryne rosei

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Heleophryne rosei

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 41.94
EDGE Score: 6.53
View EDGE Record: Heleophryne rosei


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Litters / Year [1]  1
Snout to Vent Length [1]  2.48 inches (6.3 cm)
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Montane fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site 1366493 South Africa  
Cape Peninsula National Park II 70141 Western Cape, South Africa

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
Table Mountain South Africa

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa Yes

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Oliveira, Brunno Freire; São-Pedro, Vinícius Avelar; Santos-Barrera, Georgina; Penone, Caterina; C. Costa, Gabriel. (2017) AmphiBIO, a global database for amphibian ecological traits. Sci. Data.
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0