Nyctibatrachus aliciae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Nyctibatrachidae

Scientific Name: Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy and Bakde, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran, Robert Inger
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because, despite its local abundance, its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been reported from the Ponmudi Hills, Athirimala and Wayanad in Kerala, Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu, and Kudremukh National Park within the Western Ghats of India. Records from Kudremukh require further investigation to confirm that they belong to this species. It has an altitudinal range of 300-1,000m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a locally abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in riparian habitats and hill streams in tropical moist evergreen and semi-evergreen forest, and may also be present in slightly degraded habitats. There is little information on its breeding biology or larval development, though breeding presumably takes place by larval development in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is the loss of forest habitat as a result of the harvesting of wood and timber by local people for subsistence purposes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Kudremukh National Park in Karnataka, Neyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, both in Kerala, and Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. It is included as part of ongoing studies by Biju (1997-present) and Addoor (1997-present). It is protected by national legislation.

Citation: S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran, Robert Inger. 2004. Nyctibatrachus aliciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58395A11767232. . Downloaded on 22 June 2018.
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