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Amphibia > Anura > Nyctibatrachidae > Nyctibatrachus

Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy & Bakde, 1984 – Aliciae's Night Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is very rare. It inhabits inland wetlands and evergreen forests of the Western Ghats of India (mainly in Ponmudi, Athirimala, and Wayanad in Kerala, Kalakad in Tamil Nadu, and Kudremukh in Karnataka), at the heights of 300m - 1,000m asl.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and its current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 sq km and its distribution is severely fragmented (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group). The primary threat to this species is habitat disturbance due to logging and timber extraction.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, M.S. Ravichandran, Robert Inger. 2004. Nyctibatrachus aliciae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58395A11767232. Accessed on 06 November 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Nyctibatrachus aliciae Inger, Shaffer, Koshy & Bakde, 1984 – Aliciae's Night Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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