Ramanella anamalaiensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ramanella anamalaiensis
Species Authority: Rao, 1937
Taxonomic Notes: The holotype of this species is lost, and the designation of a neotype is necessary if this proves to be a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): S.D. Biju, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the type locality, "[the] Base of [the] Anamallai Hills, Coimbatore District" (Rao 1937), in the southern Western Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India.
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from the lost holotype.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Nothing is known about its habitat or ecological preferences, though it is likely to occur in moist forest. It presumably breeds by larval development, like other members of its genus, but it is not known whether or not it requires free-standing waterbodies for breeding or whether or not it breeds in habitats such as leaf axils or tree holes instead.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known to occur in any protected areas. Field surveys and the designation of a neotype are required before the species' range; population status and habitat requirements can be determined.

Bibliography [top]

Biju, S.D. 2001. A synopsis to the frog fauna of the Western Ghats, India. Occasional Publication 1. ISCB: 1-24.

Dutta, S.K. 1997. Amphibians of India and Sri Lanka. Odyssey Publishing House, Bhubaneswar.

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Rao, C.R.N. 1937. On some new forms of Batrachia from south India. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Science: 387-427.

Citation: S.D. Biju, Gajanan Dasaramji Bhuddhe, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, Chelmala Srinivasulu 2004. Ramanella anamalaiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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