Duttaphrynus scaber 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae

Scientific Name: Duttaphrynus scaber
Species Authority: (Schneider, 1799)
Bufo fergusonii (Schneider, 1799)
Bufo scaber Schneider, 1799

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Sushil Dutta, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, 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 widespread in India and Sri Lanka. It is generally present from sea level to 300m asl.
Countries occurrence:
India; Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species. Populations of this toad are generally considered to be decreasing over parts of its range (Sri Lanka and the Western Ghats in India).
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This terrestrial species inhabits a number of habitat types including wet evergreen tropical forest, tropical dry forest, dry scrubland, grassland, coastal marshes and rural farmland areas. Adults are generally found under ground cover, or during the breeding season they are found in grasslands close to waterbodies. Larvae are aquatic and occur in stagnant waters.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation for commercial purposes, pollution of land and waterbodies with agrochemicals and the loss of suitable habitat to urbanization are major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in many protected areas in India and Sri Lanka.

Citation: Sushil Dutta, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi. 2004. Duttaphrynus scaber. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54753A11199889. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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