Ghatophryne rubigina
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 present only in the Silent Valley and Wayanad areas of Kerala State in the southern Western Ghats of India (Biju 2001) where it has been recorded at elevations between 1,000 and 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is restricted to tropical evergreen forest, and is associated with torrential streams and the forest floor. Breeding presumably takes place by larval development in streams.


It is a rare species, though populations are generally believed to be stable within the Silent Valley National Park.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are currently no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is currently considered to be adequately protected within the Silent Valley National Park. Nonetheless, the population status of this species requires careful monitoring, given that it is known only from two locations.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only two locations.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might be a synonym of Ansonia ornata (S.D. Biju pers. comm.).


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran 2004. Ghatophryne rubigina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54481A11139184. .Downloaded on 10 December 2018


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