Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs from Senegal east to Kenya, south to Angola, northern Botswana, central Mozambique, and extreme northern South Africa. It generally avoids the forest belt, but it is present in the West African forest zone, and in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Definite records are lacking from certain countries within its mapped range: Togo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, and Namibia. It might also occur in Sudan. There are not very many records from the different parts of its range, and so the map should be considered as highly provisional.
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This species is distributed through Angola, northern Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Through most of its range, it is a woodland and savannah species, though it occurs in forest and secondary habitats in West Africa. It is fossorial during the dry season. It nests in a burrow in wet soil by temporary water (even up to 200m from water). The tadpoles move into water (probably in the same way as Hemisus marmoratus) and the female guards the nest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Habitat and Ecology

Channing (2001) indicates that the habitat of H. guineensis is grassland and open bush where temporary pans are formed in the rainy season (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).

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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
Charles Msuya, Mark-Oliver Rödel, John Poynton, Leslie Minter, Kim Howell, Stefan Lötters

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 wide variety 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
Since it is seen only during rainy weather or when it is breeding, it is hard to assess its abundance. It appears to fluctuate hugely in numbers. It can be abundant in the West African forest zone. There are no recent records from South Africa.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
It is an adaptable species that is not facing any significant threats.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in many protected areas.
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Conservation Actions and Management

H. guineenis is not known to occur in any protected areas, and the areas from which it has been recorded do not appear to be seriously threatened by habitat loss or degradation (Text from Minter et al., 2004, © SI/MAB Biodiversity Program).

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Wikipedia

Guinea snout-burrower

The Guinea snout-burrower or Guinea shovelnose frog (Hemisus guineensis) is a species of frog in the Hemisotidae family, found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, possibly Botswana, possibly Burundi, possibly Central African Republic, possibly Gambia, possibly Malawi, possibly Namibia, possibly Niger, possibly Rwanda, possibly Sudan, and possibly Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, dry savanna, moist savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, intermittent freshwater marshes, heavily degraded former forests, ponds, and canals and ditches.

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