Noellert's Toad

Duttaphrynus noellerti

''Duttaphrynus noellerti'' is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to the rainforests of southwestern Sri Lanka. It is named after Andreas Nöllert, a German herpetologist and photographer who first noted the distinctiveness of the species.
A fat and happy Noellert's Toad in a Sri Lanka rainforest I suppose all it takes to make a toad happy is to be fat. Duttaphrynus noellerti,Geotagged,Sri Lanka,Summer

Appearance

Mature males measure 50–62 mm and females 80–89 mm in snout–vent length. The head has many ridges and is covered above and on the sides with smooth warts with melanic spinules; also, the parotoid glands have such warts. The body and the limbs are covered by spinous warts. The dorsum and sides are reddish-ash or reddish-brown, marbled with dark brown. A well-defined dark patch runs from behind the tympanic region and continues onto the flanks and upper surfaces of limbs.

Status

''D. noellerti'' is an uncommon terrestrial toad found in and around tropical lowland moist forest at elevations of 61–460 m above sea level. Adults have been recorded from rubber plantations, tea estates, and domestic gardens, but only close to the forest edge. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by selective logging and agrochemical pollution. It is found in the Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Gilimale-Eratne Forest Reserve, and Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

Habitat

''D. noellerti'' is an uncommon terrestrial toad found in and around tropical lowland moist forest at elevations of 61–460 m above sea level. Adults have been recorded from rubber plantations, tea estates, and domestic gardens, but only close to the forest edge. It is threatened by habitat loss caused by selective logging and agrochemical pollution. It is found in the Kanneliya Forest Reserve, Gilimale-Eratne Forest Reserve, and Sinharaja Forest Reserve.

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Status: Endangered
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyBufonidae
GenusDuttaphrynus
SpeciesD. noellerti
Photographed in
Sri Lanka