Duttaphrynus parietalis
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 relatively widespread in the Western Ghats, India, from 400-900m asl. Dutta (1997) lists uncertain records from the Eastern Ghats, which require further verification.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial toad associated with leaf-litter, rocks and other ground cover of moist tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forest. It is not known if it can occur in degraded habitat. Breeding takes place in slow-moving stretches of streams.


It is a locally common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is deforestation caused by both regional infrastructure development (roads, dams, and urbanization) and the collection of wood and timber for subsistence use by local people.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from Indira Gandhi National Park (in Tamil Nadu), Agasthyamala Hills of the Neyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Silent Valley National Park (both in Kerala), and might also occur within other protected areas in the region.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are probably declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe 2004. Duttaphrynus parietalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54725A11194867. .Downloaded on 12 December 2018


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