Nanorana annandalii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nanorana annandalii
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1920)
Paa annandalii (Boulenger, 1920)
Rana gammii Anderson, 1871

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor/s: Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Sabitry Bordoloi
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
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.

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.
India; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Decreasing

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: Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Nanorana annandalii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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