Nyctibatrachus kempholeyensis
family: Nyctibatrachidae

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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 known only from the type locality of the "Hills of Kempholey Ghats, Hassan, Mysore, S. India" (Rao 1937) in the southern Western Ghats of Karnataka State in India. It was collected at around 400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It was collected from under rocks close to waterfalls in tropical evergreen forest (Rao 1937). It presumably breeds by larval development in streams.


It is known only from the lost holotype, so there is no information regarding its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The habitat used by this species is generally threatened by the conversion of native forest to cultivated areas and the subsistence harvesting of wood and timber.

Conservation Actions

This species is protected by national legislation.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The holotype of this species is lost, and the designation of a neotype is necessary if this proves to be a valid species.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger 2004. Nyctibatrachus kempholeyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58400A11773132. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019


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