Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Amphibia
Order : Anura
Family : Bufonidae
Genus : Duttaphrynus
Species : stomaticus
IUCN : Least Concern
IWPA : Not listed
CITES : Not listed
U.S ESA : Not listed
The species is found in much of the Indian subcontinent from Afghanistan to Nepal. In India, it is widely distributed.
Distribution map of Marbled Toad (Source: iucnredlist.org)
Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:
Marbled toad is found in a wide variety of habitats including open plains, grasslands, scrubland, forest, suitable agricultural land and human habitations. Breeding occurs in permanent and seasonal pools, seasonal streams and slow-flowing streams. Adults hide under rocks and in crevices. It is a very adaptable species that may be found in houses (Stock et al., 2009).
- Loss of habitat due to infrastructure development.
- Intensification of agriculture and pollution of wetlands and land by agrochemicals.
- Traffic related mortality and long-term drought.
Stöck, M, Khan, M.S., Papenfuss, T., Anderson, S., Kuzmin, S., Rastegar-Pouyani, N,, Dutta, S., Ohler, A., Sengupta, S., Manamendra-Arachchi, K., de Silva, A., Anderson, S., & Sharifi, M. (2009). Duttaphrynus stomaticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T54768A11201081. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T54768A11201081.en.
Last Updated: November 23, 2016