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Rhacophorus annamensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus annamensis
Species Authority: Smith, 1924

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart, Raoul Bain
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Kon Tum-Da Lat Plateau, of the southern Annamite Mountains, in Viet Nam and the extreme east of Cambodia. It was originally known from a single specimen collected at 200m asl (Smith 1924), but has subsequently been collected from 700-1,200m asl (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999).
Countries:
Native:
Cambodia; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: In Viet Nam it was the most locally common tree frog (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in substantial numbers in rainforest. It makes foam nests in trees above quiet parts of streams and swampy floodplain (Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999).
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation of the Kon Tum-Da Lat Plateau (Darevsky and Orlov 1997; Inger, Orlov and Darevsky 1999) and other systemic impacts are prime concerns for this species. The amount of available habitat within its range is very limited.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known location in Cambodia is within Phnom Nam Lyr Wildlife Sanctuary. Herpetological surveys of existing protected areas on the Kon Tum Plateau are needed to determine the presence of this species in existing protected areas. Protected areas in the Buen Luoi-Tram Lap-Kon Cha Ran area are in need of improved management.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Bryan Stuart, Raoul Bain 2004. Rhacophorus annamensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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