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Amphibia > Anura > Microhylidae > Microhylinae > Uperodon

Uperodon montanus (Jerdon, 1854) – Jerdon’s Balloon Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Mountain Balloon frog and Jerdon's Ramanella.

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This uncommon species is found in Wayanad district, Kerala. It inhabits low foliage in tropical moist forests of the southern Western Ghats of India.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population size of this species is currently unknown.  Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 sq km. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and urbanization.

References:

Biju, S.D., Dasaramji Buddhe, G., Dutta, S., Gour Broom, V., Vasudevan, K., Srinivasulu, C. & Vijayakumar, S.P. 2016. Uperodon montanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T57986A86524733. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T57986A86524733.en. Accessed on 25 November 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2022. Uperodon montanus (Jerdon, 1854) – Jerdon’s Balloon Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianamphibians.org/sp/248/Uperodon-montanus
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