Adenomus dasi
family: Bufonidae

© 2011 Milivoje Krvavac (1 of 5)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka

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


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to a single locality "Moray Estate, Rajamally, near Mousakelle, alt. 1,370m asl" in the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary of the Adam's Peak area in Sri Lanka. It had previously been collected in the late 1890s at the town Nuwara Eliya (1,710m asl), but is now considered to be extinct at this location (K. Manamendra-Arachchi pers. comm.).

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with hill streams in tropical moist forest. Adults can be found on mossy wet rocks within streams, and in riparian leaf-litter. Breeding and larval development take place in streams.


This is a rare species, now known only from the Moray Estate. There is no information on its current population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The extremely restricted distribution of this species makes it very susceptible to water pollution from adjacent tea plantations and the possible negative impacts of tourism within the area.

Conservation Actions

The species is present in the 224-kmĀ² Peak Wilderness Sanctuary. Additional survey work is needed to determine the population status of the species.


Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Adenomus dasi. In: IUCN 2014


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