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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes bombayensis (Annandale, 1919) – Maharashtra Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Bombay Bush Frog.

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It is arboreal and it inhabits shrublands and tropical forests in the Western Ghats of India (mainly in Karnataka and Maharashtra), at altitudes ranging from 400m to 1,300m asl.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, and currently, the population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 sq km, with severely fragmented distribution. It used to be common species in localities of Maharashtra, but in some districts of Pune it has declined. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to infrastructure, tourism, logging, and other human encroachments.


S.D. Biju, Kartik Shanker, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu, S. Bhupathy, Anand Padhye. 2004. Raorchestes bombayensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58823A11846015. Accessed on 09 November 2020.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Raorchestes bombayensis (Annandale, 1919) – Maharashtra Bush Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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