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Reptiles & Amphibians of the Western Ghats

Reptiles & Amphibians of the Western Ghats

Please share pictures and videos of the Reptiles and Amphibians from the Western Ghats(Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) only. Also try to include a brief description about the subject along with the location(if available). Sign in to join mission

Reptiles & Amphibians of the Western Ghats
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The Western Ghats are home to thousands of animal species including at least 325 globally threatened species. Many are endemic species, especially in the amphibian and reptilian classes. The snake family Uropeltidae of the reptile class is almost entirely restricted to this region. The amphibians of the Western Ghats are diverse and unique, with more than 80% of the 179 amphibian species being endemic to the region. Most of the endemic species have their distribution in the rainforests of these mountains.The endangered Purple frog was discovered in 2003 to be a living fossil. This species of frog is most closely related to species found in the Seychelles. Four new species of Anurans belonging to the genus Rhacophorus, Polypedates, Philautus and Bufo have been described from the Western Ghats. Documenting the Reptiles and Amphibians with date and location will help scientists and researchers in their work. Trying the save these wonderful creatures from extinction is a pressing concern and we all should strive towards contributing our bit.

Reptiles & Amphibians of the Western Ghats

Lat: 12.16 Long: 75.70

Recent Spottings

calamaria reed snake KarthikAk 1 0 calamaria reed snake
Amboli Bush Frog Varrun 9 3 Amboli Bush Frog
Dwarf gecko macro.artist 5 0 Dwarf gecko
Blue eyed bush frog macro.artist 9 1 Blue eyed bush frog
Variable bush frog KarthikAk 3 0 Variable bush frog
Anil's bush frog KarthikAk 9 4 Anil's bush frog
Bubble nest frog KarthikAk 42 23 Bubble nest frog
Tirunvelveli’s hill frog (Pigmy night frog) KarthikAk 10 2 Tirunvelveli’s hill frog (Pigmy night frog)
Russels viper AchyuthanSrikanthan 12 2 Russels viper
Bamboo pit viper AchyuthanSrikanthan 7 3 Bamboo pit viper
Large scaled pit viper KarthikAk 14 7 Large scaled pit viper
Green Vine Snake KarthikAk 11 1 Green Vine Snake
Narrow mouthed frog KarthikAk 4 1 Narrow mouthed frog
Large scaled pit viper KarthikAk 7 0 Large scaled pit viper
King Cobra IsmailShariff 14 3 King Cobra
Caecilian KarthikAk 10 10 Caecilian
Marbled Balloon frog KarthikAk 1 1 Marbled Balloon frog
Green Forest Lizard Dilan Chathuranga 26 5 Green Forest Lizard
Malabar tree toad KarthikAk 4 2 Malabar tree toad
Amboli bush frog Egg KarthikAk 1 2 Amboli bush frog Egg
Variable bush frog KarthikAk 3 1 Variable bush frog
Southern Bronzeback/Large-eyed Bronzeback tree snake KarthikAk 3 0 Southern Bronzeback/Large-eyed Bronzeback tree snake
Travancore tortoise KarthikAk 2 5 Travancore tortoise
Small Tree Frog KarthikAk 30 12 Small Tree Frog
Bronze back tree snake KarthikAk 3 2 Bronze back tree snake
Karnataka Night frog KarthikAk 5 0 Karnataka Night frog
Saw scaled viper KarthikAk 17 6 Saw scaled viper
Malabar pit viper KarthikAk 6 2 Malabar pit viper
Green Forest Lizard Dilan Chathuranga 7 4 Green Forest Lizard
Beddomes keelback KarthikAk 4 0 Beddomes keelback
Trinket snake KarthikAk 2 0 Trinket snake
Humayun's night frog. KarthikAk 23 16 Humayun's night frog.
Winged gliding frog vipin.baliga 2 1 Winged gliding frog
malabar pit viper KarthikAk 4 1 malabar pit viper
Yellow spotted gecko KarthikAk 1 1 Yellow spotted gecko
Malabar torrent toad KarthikAk 1 1 Malabar torrent toad
Hill keelback KarthikAk 6 4 Hill keelback
Winged Gliding Frog vipin.baliga 2 0 Winged Gliding Frog
Banded ground gecko KarthikAk 6 2 Banded ground gecko
Humayun night frog KarthikAk 3 3 Humayun night frog
Blue-eyed Bush Frog Radha 4 1 Blue-eyed Bush Frog
Hump nosed pit viper KarthikAk 5 3 Hump nosed pit viper
Amboli bush frog vipin.baliga 1 1 Amboli bush frog
Indian bull frog KarthikAk 9 1 Indian bull frog
Jerdons bull frog KarthikAk 2 0 Jerdons bull frog
Blue eyed bush frog KarthikAk 21 10 Blue eyed bush frog
Cross backed tree frog KarthikAk 3 0 Cross backed tree frog
Malabar gliding frog vipin.baliga 1 0 Malabar gliding frog
Common Indian Toad vipin.baliga 5 3 Common Indian Toad
Malabar Gliding Frog vipin.baliga 2 3 Malabar Gliding Frog

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macro.artist Dilan Chathuranga Radha RanjitDesai
KarthikAk Anoop.Asranna sriyaprasanna gumdal
Gladwinjohn Gopal murali vipin.baliga Manish3
Varrun Amit6 Vinayak2 AchyuthanSrikanthan
Aydan Rangel IsmailShariff
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