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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes ponmudi (Biju & Bossuyt, 2005) – Large Ponmudi Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

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

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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This endemic species is extremely rare. It inhabits evergreen forests of Ponmudi hills and Agasthyamala hills (Wyanaad District) in south Western Ghats of India, 1,000m 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. Its current population size is unknown and its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 sq km. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat fragmentation due to tea plantation.

References:

S.D. Biju. 2004. Raorchestes ponmudi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58916A11855908. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58916A11855908.en. Accessed on 03 November 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Raorchestes ponmudi (Biju & Bossuyt, 2005) – Large Ponmudi 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/426/Raorchestes-ponmudi
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