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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes chalazodes (Günther, 1876) – Chalazodes Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as Günther's Bush Frog.

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

Early Stages:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
This species is extremely rare and is mainly found in evergreen hilly areas of South India such as Munnar (Kerala) and Annamalai hills (Tamil Nadu), at the heights of 1400m above sea level. It is nocturnal and mostly habits on trees.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining since last century. It was rediscovered after 125 years and is commonly seen in the localities of Munnar. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to conversion of forests into non-timber plantations.

References:
S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu. 2004. Raorchestes chalazodes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58829A11847257. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58829A11847257.en. Accessed on 03 November 2020.


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Anonymous. 2021. Raorchestes chalazodes (Günther, 1876) – Chalazodes Bush Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, A. Khandekar, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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