Nyctibatrachus sylvaticus
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 type locality of "Forests of Kempholey, Saklespur, Hassan, Mysore" (Rao 1937), in the Western Ghats of India, at around 400m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The habitat requirements of this species are not known. It is possibly a forest species that 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 area from where this species was collected is threatened by agricultural development, road construction and the development of tourism facilities.

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 sylvaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58404A11774064. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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