|Scientific Name:||Hoplobatrachus crassus (Jerdon, 1854 "1853")|
Rana crassa Jerdon, 1854 "1853"
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Anand Padhye, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Sushil Dutta, Tej Kumar Shrestha, 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, 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.
|Range Description:||This species is present throughout most of South Asia in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It has an altitudinal range of sea level to 600m asl.|
Native:Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
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|Population:||It is a locally uncommon species. The total population is widely distributed, and the species is found at many localities.|
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a terrestrial species of seasonally flooded dry grasslands, open plains and arid areas. Breeding, and presumably larval development, takes place in many different types of waterbodies. Adults are often found in burrows, and are known to aestivate during dry periods. It is present in cultivated areas and around human settlements.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss through the general development of infrastructure within the region, and adult mortality through road kill (in India) are threats to this species. Over collection of adults for subsistence use (in India) might also be a threat, as well as the reclamation of wetlands in Sri Lanka.|
|Conservation Actions:||Given the wide range of this frog, it is presumed to be present in a number of protected areas. It is protected by national legislation in India.|
|Citation:||Anand Padhye, Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Sushil Dutta, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Sabitry Bordoloi. 2004. Hoplobatrachus crassus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58298A11754703.Downloaded on 19 October 2017.|
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