Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is generally restricted to sites of surface water in widely separated areas of the southern Arabian Peninsula. It is absent from eastern Yemen and southern and central Oman. It is present on the Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia. It has been recorded from sea level to 2,300m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It is an opportunistic species that is present wherever there are water sources available; this includes garden courtyards, oasis, permanent springs, irrigation canals and permanent small rivers. Breeding takes place in stagnant and slow-moving water.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Theodore Papenfuss, Andrew Gardner, Matthias Stöck, Steven Anderson, Sergius Kuzmin

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Population

Population
This species is common at water sources.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no known threats to this species; much of its range is undeveloped.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is present in the Farasan Islands Protected Area, Saudi Arabia.
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Wikipedia

Arabian toad

Bufo viridis ssp. arabicus Mertens, 1967
Bufo viridis var. orientalis Werner, 1895 "1894"

The Arabian toad (Bufo arabicus) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is found in Oman, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, rivers, intermittent rivers, freshwater springs, rural gardens, urban areas, ponds, and irrigated land.

Only nine species of amphibians have been found on the Arabian Peninsula.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Arabian toad - Bufo arabicus - Information - ARKive - description". www.arkive.org. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 

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