Nannophrys naeyakai

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Nannophrys naeyakai
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Dicroglossidae
Genus: Nannophrys
Species: N. naeyakai
Binomial name
Nannophrys naeyakai
Fernando, Wickramasinghe and Rodirigo,[2] 2007

Nannophrys naeyakai is a species of frogs in the Dicroglossidae family.[3] It is endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is only known from two localities in Ampara and Monaragala Districts between 200 and 620 m above sea level. It was described as a new species in 2007.[1] N. naeyakai can be distinguished from the other Nannophrys species by the details of the tubercles on the fourth toe, sharp and narrow symphysial knob on the anterior edge of mandible and small palmar tubercles.[4]

N. naeyakai is only active for a short period December–February, as the streams it lives in are seasonal. Outside the rainy season it hides underground. The species is more active during the night than at day time.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Fernando, Samantha (2008). "Nannophrys naeyakai". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T135839A4209157. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T135839A4209157.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  2. ^ The name of Roshan K. Rodirigo is often misspelled as Rodrigo
  3. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2017). "Nannophrys naeyakai Fernando, Wickramasinghe, and Rodrigo, 2007". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 8 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Fernando, S.S.; Wickramasingha, L.J.M.; Rodirigo, R.K. (2007). "A new species of endemic frog belonging to genus Nannophrys Günther, 1869 (Anura: Dicroglossinae) from Sri Lanka" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1403: 55–68.