Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy & Bakde, 1984 - Aliciae's Night Frog

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
 

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Nyctibatrachus aliciae - Aliciae's Night Frog



This species is very rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and evergreen forests of the Western Ghats of India (mainly in Ponmudi, Athirimala, and Wayanad in Kerala, Kalakad in Tamil Nadu, and Kudremukh in Karnataka), at the heights of 300m - 1,000m asl.
 
Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 sq km and its distribution is severely fragmented (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group). The primary threat to this species is habitat disturbance due to logging and timber extraction.
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala1
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran, Robert Inger. 2004. Nyctibatrachus aliciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58395A11767232. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58395A11767232.en. Accessed on 06 November 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy & Bakde, 1984 – Aliciae's Night Frog. In Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 1.05. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianamphibians.org/nyctibatrachus-aliciae, accessed 2024/04/25.