Duttaphrynus atukoralei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Duttaphrynus atukoralei
Species Authority: (Bogert & Senanayake, 1966)
Bufo atukoralei Bogert & Senanayake, 1966

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Channa Bambaradeniya
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to southern and southeastern Sri Lanka. It occurs from sea level up to 200m asl.
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species where it occurs. It is more common in areas outside primary forest. Although there are no quantitative data available on population size or trends, the population of this toad is considered to be stable at present.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a terrestrial species of wet evergreen tropical forest and dry lands. Specimens have also been recorded in areas of human habitation. Adults are found under stones, leaf-litter and other ground cover. Its breeding habitat is not known, but it presumably breeds by larval development in water.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species at present. It is very common in areas of human habitation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from many protected areas including Ruhuna National Park, Bundala National Park, Muthurajawela Sanctuary and the Victoria-Randenigala-Rantembe Sanctuary.

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Channa Bambaradeniya 2004. Duttaphrynus atukoralei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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