Sclerophrys lemairii (Boulenger, 1901)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Bufonidae > Genus: Sclerophrys > Species: Sclerophrys lemairii

English Names

Yellow Swamp Toad (Broadley, 1971, Puku, 6: 110).

Pweto Toad (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 42).

Lemaire's Toad (Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 83; Du Preez and Carruthers, 2009, Compl. Guide Frogs S. Afr.: 144).


Always near permanent water in southern Rep. Congo, southern Dem. Rep. Congo, northern Botswana (Okavango Delta) and the Caprivi of Namibia, northern and western Zambia, and eastern Angola.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Namibia, Zambia


In the monotypic Bufo lemairii group of Tandy and Keith, 1972, in Blair (ed.), Evol. Genus Bufo: 160. Haacke, 1982, J. Herpetol. Assoc. Afr., 27: 11-12, discussed distribution records. See Schmidt and Inger, 1959, Explor. Parc Natl. Upemba, Miss. G.F. de Witte, 56: 21-23, Poynton and Broadley, 1988, Ann. Natal Mus., 29: 464, and Channing, 2001, Amph. Cent. S. Afr.: 82, for accounts. Conradie and Bills, Salamandra, 53: 439–444, provided notes on morphology and natural history. Marques, Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2018, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 65 (Suppl. II): 73–74, provided a map for Angola and provided a brief account. See Bittencourt-Silva, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (2: e181): 4, for comments on morphology and ecology in western Zambia. Channing and Rödel, 2019, Field Guide Frogs & Other Amph. Afr.: 58–59, provided a brief account, photograph, and range map.  

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