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Fejervarya kirtisinghei
Mountain Paddy Field Frog
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

© 2005 Dr. Peter Janzen (1 of 8)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status Lower Risk
Regional Status None

   

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Description
Size of male: 26-39 mm, female: 33-44 mm

Colour of dorsum is brown with dark brown or rounded patches, with or without a bright chstnut to pale yellow mid-vertebral band.Ventrally pale yellow. Throat. Breast and under side of thigh ans tibia with dark speckles in some specimens.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sri Lanka

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Terra typica: Moray Estate, Rajamally, near Mousakelle, Sri Lanka. Endemic for Sri Lanka. A montane species, having been recorded between altitudes of 150-1580 m asl. In hills of western, central ans eastern Sri Lanka. Found in margins of shaded, shallow, slow-flowing streams in sympatry with Rana temporalis, Nannophrys ceylonensis and Lankanectes corrugatus. I found F. kirtisinghei in sympatry with F. limnocharis.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
This frog is active during daytime and can be found in leaf litter near streams inside forest.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Habitat fragmentation

Comments
This species was formerly included in F. greenii sensu lato, and the former syntype series of F. greenii can include some specimens referable to F. kirtisinghei.

References
 

De Silva, A., Molur, S., and Walker, S. (2000). CAMP Report for Amphibians and Reptiles of Sri Lanka. Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  

Dutta, S.K. and Manamendra-Arachchi, K. (1996). The Amphibian Fauna of Sri Lanka. Wildlife Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  

Manamendra-Arachchi, K. (2000). ''Know your frog.'' Sri Lanka Nature, 2(5), 4-16.



Written by peter Janzen (pjanzen AT gmx.de), dght
First submitted 2005-05-17
Edited by Tate Tunstall (2005-09-06)



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