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Pulchrana grandocula
family: Ranidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Philippines

 

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From the Encyclopedia of Life account:

Type Locality

"near Bunawan, Agusan [Province], Mindanao", Philippines; Type CM 3501 (Field No. EHT 334)


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Faunal Affinity

Mindanao Pleistocene Aggregate Island Complex (PAIC; Brown and Diesmos, 2002).


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Distribution

Rana grandocula is known from the Philippines, including Miindanao, Basilan, Biliran, Bohol, Samar, Leyte, Camiguin, and Dinagat islands (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for more details regarding collection localities.


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Size

Large body size (males about 45 mm and females about 67 mm) (Inger, 1954). See Inger 1954 for a more detailed description.


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Diagnostic Description

Rana grandoculacan be distinguished from other Philippine Rana by the combination of the following characters: (1) dorso-lateral light lines narrow (2) mid-dorsum with irregular darker mottling (3) canthus rostralis indistinct (4) upper eyelid with light line (Inger, 1954). See Inger 1954 for a more detailed description.


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Look Alikes

Part of the Rana signata species complex


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Habitat

Rana grandocula, like other members of the Rana signata species complex, are found near or in forested streams (Inger, 1954).


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Ecology

Rana grandocula, like other members of the Rana signata species complex, are found near or in forested streams (Inger, 1954).


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Conservation Status

According to the IUCN classification, the conservation status is "Least Concern (LC)," mainly based on its wide distribution across Mindanao Island over a variety of habitat types.


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