Kaloula taprobanica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kaloula taprobanica
Species Authority: (Parker, 1934)
Common Name(s):
English Sri Lankan Bullfrog
Kaloula pulchra Parker, 1934 subspecies taprobanica

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Vivek Ashok Gour-Broome, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Sushil Dutta
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 found throughout much of eastern India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It has been recorded from sea level up to 200m asl in India, and from sea level up to 1,300m asl in Sri Lanka.
Bangladesh; India; Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a burrowing species found in a wide variety of habitat types including dry forests, plantations (coconut and rubber), wetlands and areas close to human habitations. It is generally found under leaf-litter, in loose soil, and under logs and other ground cover. Breeding and larval development take place in stagnant and temporary waterbodies.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The pollution of waterbodies with agrochemicals and the loss of suitable terrestrial habitat through urbanization are the main threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has a wide range and is expected to occur in numerous protected areas.

Citation: Robert Inger, Vivek Ashok Gour-Broome, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Sushil Dutta 2004. Kaloula taprobanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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