Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878

Galaxy frog, Black narrow-mouth frog

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1878

Rediscovered in 1997

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

 

Distribution

India

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Biju, S.D. 2001. A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. Occasional Publication 1. ISCB: 1-24.

S.D. Biju, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S.P. Vijayakumar. 2004. Melanobatrachus indicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T13032A3406563. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T13032A3406563.en. Downloaded on 12 February 2017.

Daltry, J.C. and Martin, G. 1997. Rediscovery of the black narrow-mouth frog Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878. Hamadryad: 57-58.

Dutta, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

Ishwar, N.M. 2000. Melanobatrachus indicus Beddome, 1878, resighted at the Anaimalai Hills, southern India. Hamadryad: 50-51.

Rajkumar K.P. Benjamin Tapley, Jyoti Das, Claudia Gray, P.S. Easa. (2021). Survival blueprint for the conservation and management of Galaxy Frog and its habitat in the Southern Western Ghats, India. EDGE of Existence Programme, ZSL, London. 27pp

Vasudevan, K. 1997. Rediscovery of the black microhylid Melanobatrachus indicus (Beddome, 1878). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society: 170-171.

Vasudevan, K. 2000. An amazing frog from the Western Ghats. Biodiversity India: 12.

 

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