Amphibians, Invertebrates & Reptiles – found in & around the De Mond Nature Reserve estuary:

Amphibian Species

English Name Species
Arum lily frog Hyperolius horstockii
Cape river frog Amietia fuscigula
Cape sand frog Tomopterna delalandii
Flat caco Cacosternum platys
Clicking stream frog Strongylopus grayii
Common platanna Xenopus laevis
Rattling frog Semnodactylus wealii
Raucous toad Amietophrynus rangeri
Sand rain frog Breviceps rosei

Invertebrate Species

English Name Species
Bloodworm Arenicola loveni
Burrowing sand prawn Callianassa kraussi
Common hermit crab Diogenes brevirostris
Common nerite Nerita albicilla
Common shore crab Cyclograpsus punctatus
Crab Cleistostoma edwardsii
Crown crab Hymenosoma orbiculare
False limpet Siphonaria oculus
Giant mud crab Scylla serrata
Ginger prawn Penaeus japonicus
Mud prawn Upogebia africana
Mysid Rhopalophtalamus terranatalis
Necklace shell Notica spp.
Sand shrimp Palaemon pacificus
Sea hare Notarchus spp,
Tube worm Ficopomatus enigmatica

Reptilian Species

English Name Species
Angulate tortoise Chersina angulata
Boomslang Dispholidus typus typus
Cape cobra Naja nivea
Cape skink Trachylepis capensis
Common egg eater Dasypeltis scabra
Herald snake Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia
Karoo Whip Snake Psammophis notostictus
Marsh terrapin Pelomedusa subrufa
Mole snake Pseudaspis cana
Olive house snake Lamprophis inornatus
Puff adder Bitis arietans arietans
Silvery dwarf burrowing skink Scelotes bipes
Southern rock agama Agama atra atra
Spotted harlequin snake Homoroselaps lacteus
Spotted skaapsteker Psammophylax rhombeatus rhombeatus