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Amphibia > Anura > Microhylidae > Microhylinae > Uperodon

Uperodon mormorata (Rao, 1937) – Sahyadri Marbled Balloon Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Indian Dot Frog.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is very rare. It inhabits inland wetlands, tropical moist evergreen, and deciduous forests in the Western Ghats of India (mostly in Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in Goa, Sakleshpur in Karnataka, and Amboli in Maharashtra), at 400 to 800m 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. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to agriculture, infrastructure, and other human encroachments like logging and urbanization.

References:

Biju, S.D., Dasaramji Buddhe, G., Dutta, S., Vasudevan, K., Srinivasulu, C. & Vijayakumar, S.P. 2016. Uperodon mormorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57987A91601962. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T57987A91601962.en. Accessed on 06 November 2020.


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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Uperodon mormorata (Rao, 1937) – Sahyadri Marbled Balloon Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianamphibians.org/sp/249/Uperodon-mormorata
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