Branch’s Rain Frog (Breviceps branchi)

There are currently no photographs available for this species.

Find Branch’s Rain Frog in the FBIS database (Freshwater Biodiversity Information System) here.

Family Brevicepitidae

BRANCH’S RAIN FROG – Breviceps branchi

Channing, 2012


Breviceps branchi is found on red sands in the Richtersveld Duneveld, Northern Cape.


Virtually nothing is known about this species. It is known from just a single specimen.

Status and Conservation

Data deficient. More information is required for this species.


B. branchi is so far only known from the far Northern Cape near the Holgat river.

Further Resources

Virtual Museum (FrogMAP > Search VM > By Scientific or Common Name)

More common names: Branch se Blaasoppadda (Afrikaans)

Recommended citation format for this species text:

Tippett RM. Branch’s Rain Frog Breviceps branchi. BDI, Cape Town.
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