Nanorana annandalii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Dicroglossidae

Scientific Name: Nanorana annandalii (Boulenger, 1920)
Common Name(s):
English Annandale's Paa Frog, Annandale's Frog, Boulenger's Hill Frog
Chaparana annandalii (Boulenger, 1920)
Paa annandalii (Boulenger, 1920)
Rana annandalii Boulenger, 1920
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Ohler, A., Kumar Shrestha, T. & Bordoloi, S.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from eastern Nepa and from north-eastern India in West Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh Provinces, between 1,500 and 3,000m asl. It is presumed to occur in Bhutan.
Countries occurrence:
India; Nepal
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1650
Upper elevation limit (metres):2650
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Population [top]

Population:The population status of this species is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Yes

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is associated with rocky streams and brooks in montane forests, and with pools in forest clearings. It needs moderate temperatures and high humidity. The tadpoles develop in streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is generally threatened by habitat destruction as a result of localized deforestation and changes in waterway management (such as dam construction).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known whether or not it occurs in any protected areas, although it is protected by national legislation in India. Recent field studies have been undertaken by Bordoloi in India in 2001 and by Shresthra in Nepal in 2001. Surveys are needed to determine more accurately its distribution (especially its probably occurrence in Bhutan), ecological requirements and conservation needs.

Citation: Ohler, A., Kumar Shrestha, T. & Bordoloi, S. 2008. Nanorana annandalii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T58417A11777219. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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