© 2009 Dr. Madhava Meegaskumbura (1 of 5)
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
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
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
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 Jul 4, 2020.
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