Amphibians status in Pakistan 

There are a total of 24 species of amphibians are found in Pakistan. They are widely distributed throughout Pakistan. 9 species of amphibians are endemic species of Pakistan.

  • Allopaa hazarensis
  • Allopaa barmoachensis
  • Bufotes latastii
  • Bufotes pseudoraddei
  • Bufotes zugmayeri
  • Bufotes surdus
  • Chrysopaa
  • Duttaphrynus himalayanus
  • Duttaphrynus melanostictus
  • Duttaphrynus olivaceus
  • Duttaphrynus stomaticus
  • Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis
  • Euphlyctis hexadactylus
  • Fejervarya limnocharis
  • Hoplobatrachus tigerinus
  • Microhyla nilphamariensis
  • Microhyla ornata
  • Nanorana vicina
  • Pseudepidalea latastii
  • Scutiger nyingchiensis
  • Sphaerotheca strachani
  • Sphaerotheca breviceps
  • Uperodon systoma
  • Zakerana syhadrensis

Endemic species of amphibians in Pakistan

  • Allopaa hazarensis
  • Allopaa barmoachensis
  • Bufotes pseudoraddei
  • Bufotes zugmayeri
  • Duttaphrynus himalayanus
  • Sphaerotheca strachani
  • Sphaerotheca breviceps
  • Uperodon systoma
  • Zakerana syhadrensis

Threats to amphibian

Amphibians are going to extinct or have a reduction in their population number, it usually a sign is that the entire ecosystem is in danger. Habitat destruction, non-native species ( predatory fish, bullfrogs, fungus, pathogens), climate change (alters temperature and water levels), pollution, and diseases (especially chytridiomycosis, caused by the chytrid fungus) all have been shown to contribute to worldwide amphibian declines.

Reviewed by:
Dr. Muhammad Khalid Mukhtar (Ph.D.)
University of Sargodha, Sargodha