Duttaphrynus hololius (Günther, 1876)

Malabar toad, Günther's toad



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Bufo hololius Günther, 1876


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Andhra Pradesh, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Günther, A. (1876). Third report on collection of Indian reptiles obtained by British Museum. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 567-577.


Other references:

S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe. (2004). Duttaphrynus hololius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 25 January 2015.

Chandramouli, Sumaithangi Rajagopalan et al. (2011). On recent sightings of a little-known south Indian toad, Duttaphrynus hololius (Günther, 1876) with notes on its morphological characterization and ecology. Herpetology Notes 4: 271-274.

Pillai, R.S. and Ravichandran, M.S. (1991). On a rare toad, Bufo hololius Günther from Nagarjunasagr, Andhra Pradesh. Records of the Zoological Survey of India [1991]: 11-14.

Srinivasulu, B., S.R. Ganesh & C. Srinivasulu (2013). New regional record and notes on historical specimens of Günther’s Toad Duttaphrynus hololius with comments on other southeastern Indian congeners. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(13): 4784-4790.


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