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Amolops gerbillus
family: Ranidae

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AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, India, Myanmar

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from northeast India (Meghalaya, Arunchal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and West Bengal). Records in Fei (1999) from Xizang province near the border with India require confirmation. It is found at elevations of between 100 and 1,700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

A semi-aquatic species found in hill streams. Calling takes place on the stream banks and eggs are deposited on stones at the stream edge.

Population

It is reported to be common where it occurs.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

It is threatened by changes in water management (dam construction) and unspecified agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions

This species has been recorded from Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve and Mouling National Park (Arunachal Pradesh, India). Recent field studies including this species have been undertaken by Roy (1999), Brodoli and Borah (1998-2002) and Chanda (1994). It is protected by national legislation in India.

Taxonomic Notes

The reported occurrence in Myanmar of this species has now been attributed to Amolops bellulus.

Citation

Sushil Dutta, Mohammed Firoz Ahmed, Saibal Sengupta, Debjani Roy, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Amolops gerbillus. In: IUCN 2014

 

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