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Dombe Pygmy Toad

Frogs | Namibia

Introduction: Dombe pygmy toads (Poyntonophrynes dombensis) were originally named after Domba in Angola. Habitats are grassland close to rocky outcrops in north-west Namibia coastal lowlands. They have flattened and slender bodies. Males usually commence calling after midnight in a series of short bleats.

Distribution: North-west Namibia including the Namib Desert, Skeleton Coast, Epupa Falls as far as Enyandi.

Diet: Insects such as ants, termites and spiders.

Colouration: Light to dark brown upperparts with small, dark blotches. There is a pale scapular patch and vertebral line lower down the back. The underside is clear.

Breeding: Breeds in rocky pools with a gravel substrate. Tadpoles grow up to 24mm.

Maximum size: 40mm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

Lodges at Sossusvlei