Size of male: 35 mm, female: up to 71 mm. Dosally brown or brownish orange with black blotches and spots. Interorbital with a yellow transverse band. Limbs with or without dark black crossbars. White or light brown below, mottled with brown especially on throat and under legs. Some specimen have a white or yellowish-ornage mid-vertebral band.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka
Terra typica: “Rambodde”, Ceylon [Sri Lanka] Endemic to Sri Lanka. A submontane species, being recorder betwenn elevations of 60-1525 m asl. In the hills of western, southernand central Sri Lanka. Found in margins of shaded, shallow, slow-flowing streams and under grass tussocks in marshes.
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
An aquatic species. It was observed with only the tip of its snout and eyes exposed. I found L. corrugatus in the Sinharaja Biosphere Reserve in a small slow-flowing stream inside the forest.
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Local pesticides, fertilizers, and pollutants
Long-distance pesticides, toxins, and pollutants
L. corrugatus is distinguished from all other Sri Lankan ranids by having the dorsum with numerous transverse folds.
De Silva, A., Molur, S., and Walker, S. (2000). CAMP Report for Amphibians and Reptiles of Sri Lanka. Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Dutta, S.K. and Manamendra-Arachchi, K. (1996). The Amphibian Fauna of Sri Lanka. Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Written by peter janzen (pjanzen AT gmx.de), dght
First submitted 2000-09-08
Edited by peter janzen (2005-05-17)
Citation: AmphibiaWeb: Information on
amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2013. Berkeley, California:
(Accessed: May 21, 2013).
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