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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes resplendens Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta & Bossuyt, 2010 – Resplendent Shrub 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 species is extremely rare and endemic to the Anamudi summit, the highest peak in the Western Ghats of India at an altitude of 2,695m above sea level. It inhabits the peak's forests and bamboo thickets, it is mostly found on moss-covered rocks.

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, with a current population size of less than 300 mature individuals. Its Area of Occupancy is less than 3 sq km and the Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 sq km. The threat to its persistence is unknown.

References:

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2011. Raorchestes resplendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T189814A8772103. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T189814A8772103.en. Accessed on 05 November 2020.


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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2021. Raorchestes resplendens Biju, Shouche, Dubois, Dutta & Bossuyt, 2010 – Resplendent Shrub 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/429/Raorchestes-resplendens
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