Sphaerotheca swani
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Nepal

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Dharan, and its immediate vicinity, in Nepal, where it has been recorded from 100-300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a fossorial species associated with sandy marshland.


It is common within its known restricted range.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is the pollution of marshland by agrochemicals.

Conservation Actions

Further work is required to resolve the taxonomic issues surrounding this species' genus, including whether or not this is a valid species. It has been recorded from Kashitapo Wildlife Sanctuary.

Taxonomic Notes

The systematics of this genus are problematic.


Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Sphaerotheca swani. In: IUCN 2014


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