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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes marki (Biju & Bossuyt, 2009) – Mark's Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

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:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is extremely rare. It is endemic to the Nelliyampathi hills of Western Ghats of India (mainly in Palakkad district Kerala), at an altitude of 1000m above sea level.

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. The current population size is unknown. Its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 sq km and the Area of Occupancy is less than 10 sq km (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2011). The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large scale agriculture, infrastructure, and tourism.

References:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2011. Raorchestes marki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T186165A8503582. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T186165A8503582.en. Accessed on 03 November 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Raorchestes marki (Biju & Bossuyt, 2009) – Mark's Bush Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, A. Khandekar, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.indianamphibians.org/sp/422/Raorchestes-marki
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