Phrynoderma karaavali (Priti, Naik, Seshadri, Singal, Vidisha, Ravikanth, and Gururaja, 2016)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Dicroglossidae > Subfamily: Dicroglossinae > Genus: Phrynoderma > Species: Phrynoderma karaavali

Euphlyctis karaavali Priti, Naik, Seshadri, Singal, Vidisha, Ravikanth, and Gururaja, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 233. Holotype: BNHS 5989, by original designation. Type locality: "fallow paddy fields inundated with water in Sanikattavillage, Kumta Taluk, Uttara Kannada District", Karnataka, India. 

Phrynoderma karaavali — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 237. 

English Names

Karaavali Skittering Frog (original publication). 


Coastal plain districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka, India. 


Previous confused with Euphlyctis hexadactylus according to the original publication.  Kuramoto and Joshy, 2008, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc., 105: 14–18, described the advertisement call from a population in Karnataka, India, as Euphlyctis hexadactylus. In the Euphlyctis hexadactylus group of Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2021, Zootaxa, 4990: 329–353. Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, and Ghosh, 2021, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 12: 355–361, discussed conservation status, range (including a dot map), morphometrics, and molecular markers. 

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