Nannophrys ceylonensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dicroglossidae

Scientific Name: Nannophrys ceylonensis Günther, 1869

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to central, western and southern Sri Lanka. It has an altitudinal range of 60-1,200m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):60
Upper elevation limit (metres):1200
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Population [top]

Population:It is a common species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a largely aquatic species, found mostly in rocky cascades, on wet rock surfaces and under boulders, in lowland and sub-montane tropical moist forest. Tadpoles are found on wet rock surfaces. It may also be found in disturbed areas provided there is suitable aquatic habitat for breeding.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution due to agrochemicals, and the desiccation of habitats during periods of drought, are the main threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is presumed to occur in many protected areas. Measures are needed to regulate and ensure the proper use and disposal of pesticides and herbicides.

Citation: Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva. 2004. Nannophrys ceylonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58389A11765515. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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