Amboli Toad – a karaoke singer (don’t miss the mic under his snout )
Jokes apart – This critically endangered species is staring extinction in the face..!
Endemic to the region, this species is found only in the Western Ghats, around Amboli in Maharashtra, India.
This toad was described as a new species as recently as 2009. Their area of occupancy is estimated to be as less as 10 sq km, and the extent of occurrence is known to be less than 100 sq km..! (source: conservationindia.org)
The rate at which we are exploiting our Western Ghats, not sure how long they will be able to fight this race to survive.
Needless to mention, there is hardly enough information available to source about this wonderful creature.