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Duttaphrynus noellerti
Noellert`s Toad
family: Bufonidae

© 2005 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 5)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status lower risk-near threatened
Regional Status None

 

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Description
Holotype: Female, 88.8 mm SVL, WHT2270.

Size of males is between 50 and 62 mm, females between 80 and 88.8 mm. Color is dorsally light brown to yellowish. Body laterally and feet are darker brown. This species looks similar to Bufo melanostictus.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka

 

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Terra typica Koskulana (near Panapola), Sri Lanka, 460m NN (06°25`N, 80°27`E)

This toad is endemic to the south-western wet zone of Sri Lanka and only found at a few places: Sinharaja Forest, Kanneliya Forest, Udugama. Most of specimens were found next to human settlements: Tea plantation, inside a village and a few from the forest flor(Manamendra and Pethiyagoda 1998). . The author once found B. noellerti inside the Sinharaja Forest.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Very little is known about the life history of this species. The author once found a specimen active at daytime.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss

References

Manamendra-Arachchi, K., and Pethiyagoda, R. (1998). ''A synopsis of the Sri Lankan Bufonidae (Amphibia: Anura), with description of two new species.'' Journal of South Asian Natural History, 3(2), 213-248.



Written by Peter Janzen (pjanzen AT gmx.de), DGHT
First submitted 2005-04-25
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2005-04-27)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2005 Duttaphrynus noellerti: Noellert`s Toad <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5422> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 20, 2017.



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