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Raorchestes annandalii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Raorchestes annandalii
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1906)
Synonym/s:
Ixalus annandalii Boulenger, 1906
Philautus annandalii (Boulenger, 1906)
Pseudophilautus annandalii (Boulenger, 1906)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Sabitry Bordoloi, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is present in eastern Nepal, northeast India (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Meghalaya and Nagaland), and possibly Bhutan. It is present at elevations of between 1,000 and 2,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
India; Nepal
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Population [top]

Population: It is considered to be a naturally rare species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species associated with montane tropical forest and shrubland. It is a direct developer. Its adaptability to secondary habitats is not known.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agricultural pollution from tea plantation pesticides is the only recognized threat to this species, but this is only considered to be a problem in parts of its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary and Dibang Wildlife Reserve.
Citation: Sabitry Bordoloi, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Raorchestes annandalii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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