Sphaerotheca swani
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: Nepal


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Dharan, and its immediate vicinity, in Nepal, where it has been recorded from 100-300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a fossorial species associated with sandy marshland.


It is common within its known restricted range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is the pollution of marshland by agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions

Further work is required to resolve the taxonomic issues surrounding this species' genus, including whether or not this is a valid species. It has been recorded from Kashitapo Wildlife Sanctuary.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The systematics of this genus are problematic.


Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Sphaerotheca swani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58760A11838343. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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