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Amphibia > Anura > Dicroglossidae > Dicroglossinae > Minervarya

Minervarya nilagirica (Jerdon, 1854) – Nilgiri Cricket Frog

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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is endemic to the southern Western Ghats of India (mainly in Wayanad in Kerala and the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu). It inhabits riparian habitats in the disturbed habitats of the Ghats, at the heights of 800m- 1,600m 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. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to large-scale agriculture and urbanization.

References:

Biju, S.D., Dutta, S. & Inger, R.F. 2016. Fejervarya nilagirica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T58282A91236128. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T58282A91236128.en. Accessed on 27 November 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Minervarya nilagirica (Jerdon, 1854) – Nilgiri Cricket Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, A. Khandekar, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianamphibians.org/sp/144/Minervarya-nilagirica
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