A Rapid Survey of the Anuran Diversity at Nandi Hills and Moodiganahalli village, Chikkaballapur District, Karnataka, India

Anuran diversity of Nandi hills, Karnataka


  • Chetan Nag JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University) J P Nagar, 6th Phase, Bengaluru, 560078, Karnataka, India
  • Deepak Mount Carmel College, Autonomous; No. 58, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru—12 560052, Karnataka, India
  • Amit Hegde Breeding behaviour and Bioacoustics Lab, Department of Zoology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, 580003, India


Anuran diversity, Habitat loss, Inventory, Nandi Hills, Peri-Urban


The current study conducted a comprehensive survey between July and August 2021 to assess the diversity of frogs in Nandi Hills (maximum elevation of 1478 m asl) and Moodiganahalli village, Bengaluru Rural, which is located approximately 13 km from Nandi Hills (965 m a.s.l.). The study employed opportunistic audio-visual surveys to identify anurans, with surveys conducted around natural and temporary water bodies. The preliminary survey revealed 12 species of anurans belonging to four families. The current inventory study of anuran species of Nandi hills opines that the anuran assemblages in these areas could be depauperate due to habitat loss and quality degradation in urban landscapes.