Uperodon nagaoi
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae
Species Description: Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda. 2001. Journal of South Asian Natural History 5:122.

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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: Sri Lanka


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to Sri Lanka. The type series was collected at 150m asl in Kanneliya Forest Reserve (near Galle).

Habitat and Ecology

Adults are terrestrial and arboreal and prefer lowland moist forest habitats. Breeding takes place, and tadpoles have been found in, tree holes. It has not been recorded from modified habitats.


It is known only from the type locality, and is considered to be locally rare.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species' habitat is protected within the Kanneliya Forest Reserve. However, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

The only known population is protected within the Kanneliya Forest Reserve. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species given that it is currently known only from a single site.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Ramanella nagaoi. In: IUCN 2014


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