Duttaphrynus olivaceus

Duttaphrynus olivaceus is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae.[1][2] It is found in southeastern Iran and western Pakistan. Its presence in Afghanistan and India is doubtful.[1][2] Common names olive toad, Baluchistan coastal toad, Baluchestan coastal toad, and Makran toad have been coined for it.[2]

Duttaphrynus olivaceus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Bufonidae
Genus: Duttaphrynus
D. olivaceus
Binomial name
Duttaphrynus olivaceus
Blanford, 1874
  • Bufo olivaceus Blanford, 1874

Duttaphrynus olivaceus occurs in areas where water is available, such as irrigated land, springs, oases, and other types of wetlands at elevations below 700 m (2,300 ft). Breeding takes place in ponds and oases. The surrounding habitat is mostly semi-desert with date palms.[1]

Duttaphrynus olivaceus is an adaptable species that often depends on human-made habitats. It can be locally common. Pollution, habitat alteration, and droughts are localized threats.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Matthias Stöck; Muhammad Sharif Khan; Theodore Papenfuss; Steven Anderson; Sergius Kuzmin; Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani; Sushil Dutta; Annemarie Ohler; Saibal Sengupta & Steven Anderson (2010). "Duttaphrynus olivaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T54721A11193040. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T54721A11193040.en.
  2. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2018). "Duttaphrynus olivaceus (Blanford, 1874)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 3 November 2018.