Fejervarya kirtisinghei 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dicroglossidae

Scientific Name: Fejervarya kirtisinghei
Species Authority: (Manamendra-Arachchi & Gabadage, 1996)
Limnonectes kirtisinghei Manamendra-Arachchi & Gabadage, 1996
Zakerana kirtisinghei (Manamendra-Arachchi & Gabadage, 1996)
Taxonomic Source(s): Dinesh, K.P., VijaYyakumar, S.P., Channakeshavamurthy, B.H., Torsekar, V.R., Kulkarni, N.U. and Shanker, K. 2015. Systematic status of Fejervarya (Amphibia, Anura, Dicroglossidae) from South and SE Asia with the description of a new species from the Western Ghats of Peninsular India. Zootaxa 3999(1): 79-94.
Taxonomic Notes: When the first assessment for this species was published (in 2004) it was under the generic name Fejervarya. In 2009, the species was transferred it to the genus Zakerana. Zakerana is now recognised as a junior synonym of Fejervarya (Dinesh et al. 2015), hence the species has been returned to the genus Fejervarya. This is not a reassessment of the status of this species; instead it is an updated version of the original assessment to reflect this taxonomic change.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2004-05-02
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Manamendra-Arachchi, K. & de Silva, A.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is a widely distributed Sri Lankan endemic found throughout much of the south and centre of the island. It is present from 150-1,580m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally a common frog.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is associated with tropical forest, savannah, grasslands and wetlands, in both montane and lowland areas. Specimens have also been recorded in rubber and palm oil plantations and home gardens. Adults are generally semi-aquatic in nature. Larvae are aquatic and may be found in puddles, pools and streams (often at the edges).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agrochemical pollution of land and water appears to be the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from many protected areas including Sinharaja World Heritage Site, Victoria-Randenigala-Rantambe Sanctuary, Udawattekele Forest Reserve, Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, Kelani Valley Forest Reserve, Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Tangamalai Forest Reserve and the Wasgamuwa National Park.

Citation: Manamendra-Arachchi, K. & de Silva, A. 2016. Fejervarya kirtisinghei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58274A91233634. . Downloaded on 23 October 2016.
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