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Duttaphrynus noellerti
Noellert`s Toad
family: Bufonidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status lower risk-near threatened
Regional Status None

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species has a restricted distribution in south-west Sri Lanka, and has been recorded at elevations of between 150 and 460m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a terrestrial species found in, and around, tropical lowland moist forest. Adults have been recorded from rubber plantations, tea estates, and domestic gardens close to the forest edge only. The breeding habitat is not known.

Population

It is not a common species, and populations may be declining proportionately with a loss in forest habitat.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

The main threats to the species are habitat loss, due to selective logging, and agrochemical pollution.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Gilimale-Eratne Forest Reserve and the Sinharaja World Heritage Site; the continued management of these for biodiversity conservation is important.

Citation

Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva 2004. Duttaphrynus noellerti. In: IUCN 2014

 

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