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Fejervarya murthii
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
See IUCN account.
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known with certainty only from the type series collected from Naduvattom, Tamil Nadu (not Kerala as stated in the type description) in the southern Western Ghats. It is a montane species found at elevations of around 2,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This little-known species of tropical moist forest is generally terrestrial in nature. It presumably breeds in water by larval development.

Population

There is no information available on its population status.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

This species is threatened by a continuing loss of habitat caused by the conversion of forest to agricultural use and for commercial timber plantations.

Conservation Actions

The species appears to have been recorded from the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, and it is protected by national legislation. Further systematic work and field studies are urgently required to determine the current taxonomic and population status of this species.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is known only from the type series, and further taxonomic studies are required.

Citation

S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran 2004. Zakerana murthii. In: IUCN 2014

 

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