Frogs of Southern Africa

A complete guide

Vincent Carruthers, Louis du Preez

Authoritative guide to all southern African frogs (now updated), includes ID keys and text, photographs of frogs and tadpoles, distribution maps and QR codes linked to calls.
Date Published :
January 2018
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Illustration :
full color photographs throughout; distribution maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781775845447
Pages : 512
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Frogs of Southern Africa: A Complete Guide remains the most authoritative and comprehensive treatment of the frogs of the region ever produced, covering all aspects of frog and tadpole biology and behavior.

This new edition (with a slight name change) has been thoroughly updated to reflect taxonomic changes based on the most recent research and DNA studies, and includes 12 new species and more than 130 new images. All 169 southern African frog species, and their tadpole stages, are fully described, along with their conservation status, calls, habitat and habits. Identification is made easy with the aid of over 1000 large, full-color images, keys to species and summary panels on ‘Key ID points’ and ‘Distinctive characters’.

Calls for most species can be accessed instantly via QR codes in the book or downloaded from a dedicated website. Spectrograms of the calls are also included in the book.

Written by respected authorities in the field, this timely updated edition will be of benefit to all nature lovers, amateur ‘froggers’, students and professional scientists.

About The Author

Vincent Carruthers is a well-known environmentalist, who has written and contributed to a range of highly regarded publications, including Wildlife of Southern Africa, Frogs & Frogging in Southern Africa and Frogs of Southern Africa: a Complete Guide, published by Struik Nature. He serves on the board of a number of environmental organisations and runs a management consultancy. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious Stevenson-Hamilton Medal by the Zoological Society of Southern Africa for his contribution as an amateur zoologist.

Louis du Preez is a professor of Zoology at the North-West
University, South Africa, where he heads the African Amphibian
Conservation research group. His research interest lies with frogs
and their parasites, subjects on which he publishes regularly.

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