This species is endemic to southern and southeastern Sri Lanka. It occurs from sea level up to 200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species of wet evergreen tropical forest and dry lands. Specimens have also been recorded in areas of human habitation. Adults are found under stones, leaf-litter and other ground cover. Its breeding habitat is not known, but it presumably breeds by larval development in water.
It is a common species where it occurs. It is more common in areas outside primary forest. Although there are no quantitative data available on population size or trends, the population of this toad is considered to be stable at present.
There are no major threats to this species at present. It is very common in areas of human habitation.
It has been recorded from many protected areas including Ruhuna National Park, Bundala National Park, Muthurajawela Sanctuary and the Victoria-Randenigala-Rantembe Sanctuary.
Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Channa Bambaradeniya 2004. Duttaphrynus atukoralei. In: IUCN 2014