Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to southern and southeastern Sri Lanka. It occurs from sea level up to 200m asl.
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Distribution and Habitat

Sri Lanka

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species of wet evergreen tropical forest and dry lands. Specimens have also been recorded in areas of human habitation. Adults are found under stones, leaf-litter and other ground cover. Its breeding habitat is not known, but it presumably breeds by larval development in water.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Anslem de Silva, Channa Bambaradeniya

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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Population

Population
It is a common species where it occurs. It is more common in areas outside primary forest. Although there are no quantitative data available on population size or trends, the population of this toad is considered to be stable at present.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats to this species at present. It is very common in areas of human habitation.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It has been recorded from many protected areas including Ruhuna National Park, Bundala National Park, Muthurajawela Sanctuary and the Victoria-Randenigala-Rantembe Sanctuary.
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Wikipedia

Bufo atukoralei

The Yala toad (Bufo atukoralei) is a species of toad in the Bufonidae family. It is also known as Atukorale's dwarf toad. It is endemic to Sri Lanka. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, swamps, freshwater marshes, arable land, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and heavily degraded former forest.

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