Raorchestes griet 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Raorchestes griet (Bossuyt, 2002)
Philatus sp. nov. 'Munnar 2'
Philautus griet Bossuyt, 2002
Pseudophilautus griet (Bossuyt, 2002)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): S.D. Biju
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species appears to be restricted to one locality: Munnar, in the southern Western Ghats of India, where it has been recorded from 1,500m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is an arboreal species, found commonly in montane forest, and in secondary growth close to shola forest, but can also be found in tea plantations (although it is doubtful that populations can persist in these areas). It breeds by direct development.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species is habitat fragmentation due to tea and eucalyptus plantations, and it is unlikely to be able to survive in the face of extensive habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known from any protected areas, and habitat protection is urgently required.

Citation: S.D. Biju. 2004. Raorchestes griet. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58849A11849452. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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