The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Guttural Toad

Afrikaans name: Gorrelskurwepadda

A Guttural Toad finds its way through the undergrowth

Guttural Toad

Photo © Steven Herbert

Amietophrynus gutturalis

The Guttural Toad is a well known frog that can grow to a length of 10 cm.

This toad is common to gardens and fish ponds across much of South Africa. Its loud and continual croaking has kept many people awake at night!

Apart from gardens it may also be found is savanna and grasslands.

Guttural Toad in the photo studio

Photo © Steven Herbert

This cute little Guttural Toad was a well-behaved, and willing (?), subject to photograph in my studio.

References and further reading

Reptiles & Amphibians of Southern Africa - Author: Warren Schmidt - Published: 2006 - Page: 98

Sasol First Field Guide to Frogs of Southern Africa - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2012 - Page: 13

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 249

The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 84

Wild About Johannesburg - Author: Duncan Butchart - Published: 1995 - Page: 70

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 405

Frogs & Toads of the Natal Drakensberg - Author: AJL Lambiris - Published: 1988 - Page: 18

Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2001 - Page: 75

Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers and Louis du Preez - Published: 2011 - Page: 78

Freshwater Life - Author: C. Griffiths, J. Day & M. Picker - Published: 2015 - Page: 70

Field Guide to the Frogs & Toads of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site - Author: Conradie, Du Preez, Smith and Weldon - Published: 2006 - Page: 16

Field Guide to the Cradle of Humankind - Author: B. Hilton-Barber & Prof. L. R. Berger - Published: 2004 - Page: 175

A complete guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: L du Preez & V Carruthers - Published: 2009 - Page: 142


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