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Pulchrana melanomenta
Sulu Frog
family: Ranidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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

Papahag Island, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines; type destroyed in the World War II bombing of the Philippine Bureau of Science


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Faunal Affinity

Sulu Archipelago


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Distribution

Rana melanomenta is known from the Philippines, including Papahag Island (Inger, 1954). See Inger 1954 for more details regarding collection localities.


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Color

Coloration in life: Dorsal surfaces of body are lavender brown with minimal amounts of small dark spots; sides of head, tympanum and throat are black; throat sometimes has white spots; limbs with crossbars; no dorsolateral lines (Inger, 1954). See Inger 1954 for a more detailed description.


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Diagnostic Description

Rana melanomentahave a rounded snout, distinct tympanum, no dorsolateral fold, fingers with circummarginal groove, two metatarsal tubercles, and had a first finger longer than second finger (Inger, 1954). See Inger 1954 for a more detailed description.


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Habitat

Rana melanomenta can be found near forest pools (Inger, 1954).


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Ecology

Rana melanomenta can be found near forest pools (Inger, 1954).


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Conservation Status

According to the IUCN classification, the conservation status is "Data Deficient (DD)," based on lack of recent information regarding its distribution and habitat requirements.


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