Raorchestes anili 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Raorchestes anili
Species Authority: (Biju & Bossuyt, 2006)
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)
Listed as Least Concern due to its abundance, tolerance of very degraded habitats, presumed large and stable population, and lack of threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Endangered (EN)

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 occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: The species is abundant.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T58913A11855435. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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