Amboli toad

Xanthophryne tigerina

''Xanthophryne tigerina'', sometimes known as the Amboli toad, is a species of frog. It is endemic to the Western Ghats of India and known only from the vicinity of Amboli in Maharashtra. It was described as a new species in 2009 and placed in a new genus along with its sister species ''Xanthophryne koynayensis''.
Amboli Tiger This critically endangered species of toad found only in Amboli, Maharashtra was described in 2009. These toads are found in the laterite habitat. They are often seen perched on small rocks and call. In few instances we found as many as 4 males on a single rock and all calling out. It was like an orchestra! 
We came across a very good number of these toads for the first time since we started visiting Amboli in 2014. They were everywhere on the laterite habitat. We had to watch our each step very carefully. We also came across at least 5 road kills of these critically endangered toads Amboli toad,Geotagged,India,Summer,Xanthophryne tigerina,amboli,amphibian,critically endangered,endemic,india,maharashtra,toad,western ghats

Appearance

This species is medium-sized for a toad, males are smaller , female 33–35 mm ), somewhat elongated with a broken canthal ridge. They are yellowish with dark stripes on top and sides of the body and lack webbing between the toes and fingers.
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Status

This species occurs on the ground in patchy evergreen forest and plantations. It is considered "Critically Endangered" because it is known from a single location only, its habitat is declining in the extent and quality , and its abundance is declining.

Habitat

This species occurs on the ground in patchy evergreen forest and plantations. It is considered "Critically Endangered" because it is known from a single location only, its habitat is declining in the extent and quality , and its abundance is declining.

Reproduction

Breeding takes place in temporary ponds in cavities within lateritic rock. About 30–35 eggs are laid in a clutch.

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Status: Critically endangered
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyBufonidae
GenusXanthophryne
SpeciesX. tigerina
Photographed in
India