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Nyctibatrachus minor
family: Nyctibatrachidae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to the southern region of the Western Ghats of India, where it has been recorded from the Ponmudi Hills and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, both in Kerala. Unpublished reports of this species outside Kerala require confirmation and hence are not mapped here, although it probably occurs more widely than current records suggest. It has an altitudinal range of 300-1,150m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is semi-aquatic and has been recorded from riparian habitats and hill streams in tropical moist evergreen forest; it may be found at the forest edge, but not in heavily cultivated land. There is little information on its breeding habitats, though breeding presumably takes place by larval development in streams.

Population

It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is the conversion of forest habitat to agricultural land and plantations (tea and coffee).

Conservation Actions

It has been reported from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and is protected by national legislation.

Citation

S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Nyctibatrachus minor. In: IUCN 2014

 

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