The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Tremolo Sand Frog

Afrikaans name: Gestreepte Sandpadda

Tremolo Sand Frog

Tremolo Sand Frog

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Tomopterna cryptotis

The Tremolo Sand Frog is a thick-set from that can grow to a length of 4.5 to 5 cm.

In South Africa it is found around pools and other bodies of water across the northern and north-eastern regions of the country. Beyond our borders it is quite wide spread across Africa.

Unlike most frogs these ones call from out in the open on a sandy area.

It is a terrestrial species that spends its time on the ground or in the water.

It normally breeds in temporary pools.

References and further reading

The Sandton Field Guide - Author: Sandton Nature Conservation Society - Published: 1982 - Page: 86

Sasol First Field Guide to Frogs of Southern Africa - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2012 - Page: 48

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

Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers - Published: 2001 - Page: 72

Frogs & Frogging in South Africa - 2nd Edition - Author: Vincent Carruthers and Louis du Preez - Published: 2011 - Page: 75

Game Ranger in your Backpack - Author: Megan Emmett and Sean Pattrick - Published: 2013 - Page: 220

Freshwater Life - Author: C. Griffiths, J. Day & M. Picker - Published: 2015 - Page: 84

A Field Guide to the Eastern Cape Coast - Author: R. Lubke, F. Gess & M. Bruton - Published: 1988 - Page: 253

Field Guide to the Frogs & Toads of the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site - Author: Conradie, Du Preez, Smith and Weldon - Published: 2006 - Page: 46

A complete guide to the Frogs of Southern Africa - 1st edition - Author: L du Preez & V Carruthers - Published: 2009 - Page: 434


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