Lankanectes corrugatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Nyctibatrachidae

Scientific Name: Lankanectes corrugatus (Peters, 1863)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Deepthi Wickramasinghe
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a widespread endemic of western, southern and central Sri Lanka. It has been recorded at elevations of between 60 and 1,525m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population:It is considered to be a common species, but little else is known about the population size or trends.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an aquatic species found in many forested and shaded wetland habitats, including shaded stream banks and under grass tussocks in marshes. It may also be found in home gardens. Larvae are wholly aquatic. It is not present in polluted waters.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agrochemical pollution, and drainage of wetlands (wetland reclamation for housing and vegetable farms) are the main threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from Sinharaja World Heritage Site, Knuckles Forest Reserve, Udawattakele Forest Reserve, Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Victoria-Randenigala-Rantambe Sanctuary, Thangamale Sanctuary, Peak Wilderness Forest Reserve, Kitulgala Forest Reserve and Labugama-Kalatuwana Forest Reserve.

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Deepthi Wickramasinghe. 2004. Lankanectes corrugatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58324A11766307. . Downloaded on 26 September 2018.
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