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Amolops monticola
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, Nepal

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is found in Nepal, northeastern India (West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and southeastern Xizang province (Bomi, Medog, Cona and Chayu), China. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is found at elevations of 850-2,350m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

While primarily found in shaded stream rapids, this frog has also been recorded from ponds in secondary habitat. Eggs are deposited on aquatic plants, and in stone crevices at the edge of steams.

Population

It is not a common species.

Population Trend

Decreasing

Major Threats

There is a continuing loss of habitat to urbanization. The species is also threatened by dam construction, and possibly over collection for medicinal use.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Dihang-Dibang Biosphere Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh State, in India. Recent field studies have been undertaken by Sarkar (1992) and Shresthra (2001). It is protected by national legislation in India.

Taxonomic Notes

Amolops nepalicus Yang, 1991 might be a junior synonym of this species.

Citation

Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Annemarie Ohler, Tej Kumar Shrestha 2004. Amolops monticola. In: IUCN 2014

 

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