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Sallywalkerana phrynoderma
Warty-skinned Leaping Frog
family: Ranixalidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from a restricted area in the Anamalai Hills of the Western Ghats in India. It is found at an elevation of around 500m asl. It has also been reported from Maharashtra, but this record requires further investigation and is not included in this account.

Habitat and Ecology

A terrestrial species associated with leaf-litter in tropical moist forest. It presumably breeds like other members of the genus, with larvae being found on wet rocks next to streams.

Population

It is very rare and is known to be declining at its only known site.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to subsistence wood collecting.

Conservation Actions

The species is present in Indira Ghandi National Park. It is included as part of field studies by Biju (1997) and Vijaykumar (1999 and ongoing). It is protected by national legislation.

Citation

S.D. Biju, S.P. Vijayakumar, Sushil Dutta 2004. Indirana phrynoderma. In: IUCN 2014

 

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