Theloderma moloch 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Theloderma moloch (Annandale, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Assam Indonesian Treefrog, Black-spotted Frog, Eerie Tree Frog, Xizang Warty Treefrog
Nyctixalus moloch (Annandale, 1912)
Phrynoderma moloch Annandale, 1912
Rhacophorus moloch (Annandale, 1912)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it is known from fewer than ten locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat inin northeastern India.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has a fragmented range in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, India. It probably occurs somewhat more widely, and might be present in Bhutan, although this requires confirmation. It has been recorded at elevations of 300-1,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an arboreal species associated with tropical forest and shrubland. Breeding is believed to take place in ponds surrounded by shrubs.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subsistence wood collection is a threat to the species' habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has been recorded from Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary and Mouling National Park in Assam, and Nameri National Park in Arunachal Pradesh.

Citation: Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah. 2004. Theloderma moloch. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58805A11841755. . Downloaded on 23 June 2018.
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