Sphaerotheca leucorhynchus
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 currently known with certainty only from the type locality of "Wattakole, Coorg" (Rao 1937) in India. A second site (Gumta, Karnataka) recently recorded by Padhye (pers. comm.), requires further confirmation and is not included in this assessment. Only the type locality has so far been used in attempts to map this species' distribution.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat requirements of this species are not known, but it presumably breeds in temporary pools.


It is currently known with certainty only from the type specimen, which is recorded as lost by Dutta (1997), so there is no information regarding its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

It is protected by national legislation. A more detailed taxonomic study of the possible second specimen is required.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger, Anand Padhye 2004. Sphaerotheca leucorhynchus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58757A11838015. .Downloaded on 22 January 2019


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