Ingerophrynus macrotis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ingerophrynus macrotis
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1887)
Bufo macrotis Boulenger, 1887

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart, Sushil Dutta, Mohini Mohan Borah, Sabitry Bordoloi
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because 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 found throughout most of monsoonal mainland Southeast Asia and in northeast India (in Arunchal Pradesh and Assam). In Southeast Asia it is found up to 300m asl, in the northwestern part of its range it is found up to 2,350m asl.
Cambodia; India; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally common in the deciduous forests of mainland Thailand, but rare in the peninsular rainforests and in India.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is generally associated with both open-canopy and closed deciduous forest types. It breeds explosively in rain-pools. It is able to survive in relatively degraded forest.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Commercial clear-cutting of tropical forests appears to be the only major threat as this species appears to be quite able to maintain its populations even in degraded deciduous forests.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The range of this species overlaps with many protected areas. It is known to be present in the following protected areas in India: Sessa Orchid Wild Life Sanctuary, Namdapha National Park, Pakhui Wild Life Sanctuary (Arunachal Pradesh) and Nameri National Park (Assam). It is protected by the WARPA 1992 law of Thailand.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart, Sushil Dutta, Mohini Mohan Borah, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Ingerophrynus macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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