Tytler’s Pond Frog


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Hylarana tytleri

Common Names:

Tytler’s Pond Frog

Tytler’s Pond Frog

Taxonomy:

Kingdom   :  Animalia
Phylum
  :    Chordata
Class :
   Amphibia
Order :   Anura
Family :   Ranidae
Genus :   Hylarana
Species :  tytleri

Conservation Status:

IUCN:   Least Concern
IWPA :  Not listed
CITES :   Not listed
U.S ESA :   Not listed

Distribution:

This species ranges through much of northeastern India, southern Nepal and throughout Bangladesh. The species might occur in Myanmar but its presence here requires confirmation. It is a lowland species found up to 300m asl.

Distribution Map of Tytler’s Pond Frog

Distribution map of Tytler’s Pond Frog (Source: iucnredlist.org)

Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:

This species is associated with a variety of aquatic habitats such as pools, lakes and marshes. It may be found in bank side vegetation, and within scrubland and tropical forest habitats. The species generally breeds in stagnant waterbodies. It can be found in artificially flooded agricultural areas (Dutta et al., 2004).

Major Threats:

  • Water pollution with agrochemicals
  • Collection of the species for food.

References:

http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6677

http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/58742/0