Raorchestes parvulus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Raorchestes parvulus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1893)
Common Name(s):
English Karin Bubble-nest Frog, Tiny Bubble-nest Frog
Ixalus parvulus Boulenger, 1893
Philautus parvulus (Boulenger, 1893)
Pseudophilautus parvulus (Boulenger, 1893)
Taxonomic Notes: This form is a complex of more than one species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): van Dijk, P.P. & Ohler, A.
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Stuart, S.N.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Myanmar, northern Viet Nam (Inger et al. 1999), northeastern and southeastern Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic (Stuart 2005). It has been recorded from 50-1,400 m asl.
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: It is a species that is difficult to find in the field, but its distinctive call is widely heard, indicating abundant populations at suitable locations.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits primarily open habitats, including forest edge, open stunted scrub forest and tall reed patches. Eggs are presumably laid away from water in damp vegetation axils, and have direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Many of the protected areas of Thailand (e.g., Doi Suthep, Doi Chiang Dao, Phu Luang, Khao Yai), Cambodia (Bokor) and Viet Nam (Tam Dao) contain good populations of this species. It is also found in Xe Sap National Biodiversity Conservation Area in Lao People's Democratic Republic (Stuart 2005). Provided protected areas remain intact, no further conservation action appears necessary for the species at present.

Citation: van Dijk, P.P. & Ohler, A. 2009. Raorchestes parvulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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