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Raorchestes anili

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Raorchestes anili
Species Authority: (Biju & Bossuyt, 2006)
Synonym/s:
Philautus anili Biju & Bossuyt, 2006
Philautus sp. nov. 'Kalpatta'
Pseudophilautus anili (Biju & Bossuyt, 2006)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: S.D. Biju
Reviewer/s: Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern due to its abundance, tolerance of very degraded habitats, presumed large and stable population, and lack of threats.
History:
2004 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is widely distributed at 1,000-1,150 m altitude in Wayanad District, Kerala State, in the Western Ghats of India.
Countries:
Native:
India
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Population [top]

Population: The species is abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been commonly found in roadside vegetation and gardens, even right near human habitation. Individuals were found at 1-2 m above the ground on roadside vegetation and coffee plants. The species breeds by direct development.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no significant threats known to this species, given its apparent adaptability to significantly altered habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known from the Wayanad Sanctuary.
Citation: S.D. Biju 2006. Raorchestes anili. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2014.
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