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Nyctibatrachus minor 

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Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Nyctibatrachidae

Scientific Name: Nyctibatrachus minor 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
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
Listed as Endangered because its Area of Occupancy is probably less than 500km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and the extent of its forest habitat on the Ponmudi Hills is probably declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the southern region of the Western Ghats of India, where it has been recorded from the Ponmudi Hills and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, both in Kerala. Unpublished reports of this species outside Kerala require confirmation and hence are not mapped here, although it probably occurs more widely than current records suggest. It has an altitudinal range of 300-1,150m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
India
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Population [top]

Population:It is an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is semi-aquatic and has been recorded from riparian habitats and hill streams in tropical moist evergreen forest; it may be found at the forest edge, but not in heavily cultivated land. There is little information on its breeding habitats, though breeding presumably takes place by larval development in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is the conversion of forest habitat to agricultural land and plantations (tea and coffee).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been reported from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, and is protected by national legislation.

Citation: S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Robert Inger. 2004. Nyctibatrachus minor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58402A11773590. . Downloaded on 20 September 2018.
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