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Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India
IUCN (Red List) status: Critically Endangered (CR).
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pseudophilautus amboli?
This species is known only from a few localities in the vicinity of the Amboli forest in Sawantwadi District, Maharashtra, in the northern Western Ghats of India. It has been recorded at an elevation of approximately 750m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It was collected in extremely disturbed areas close to evergreen forest patches, although it is not known whether or not it occurs in primary evergreen forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is very rare in its known localities.
The major threat to the species is habitat loss and fragmentation due to urbanization and tourism development.
It is not known to occur in any protected areas, making habitat protection an urgent priority.
S.D. Biju 2004. Pseudophilautus amboli. In: IUCN 2012