Indirana gundia 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranixalidae

Scientific Name: Indirana gundia
Species Authority: (Dubois, 1986)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality: "Gundia, forêt de Kemphole, à l'ouest de Sakleshpur, Karnataka, Inde" in the Western Ghats of India. The type locality is at an elevation of around 200m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species of moist tropical forest. Breeding takes place on wet rocks, and the larvae are found on wet rock surfaces next to streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is threatened by habitat loss caused by intensive livestock production, harvesting of wood and timber by local people, road construction, and the development of tourism facilities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to be present in any protected areas. Further surveys are required at the type locality, and within suitable nearby forests, to determine the range and population status of this species. It is protected by national legislation.

Citation: S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger. 2004. Indirana gundia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58310A11762967. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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