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Pulchrana moellendorffi
family: Ranidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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

Culion Island, Calamian Island Group, Philippines; SMF 5432


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Faunal Affinity

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


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Distribution

Rana moellendorffi is known from the Philippines, including Balabacm Palawan, Busuanga, Coron, Culion and Caluit (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for more details regarding collection localities.


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Diagnostic Description

Rana moellendorffi can be distinguished from other members of the Rana signatacomplex by a combination of the following characters: (1)presence of dorsal spots with short bars, irregualr markings, or a reticulate pattern (2) few average number of middorsal and labial spots (3) absence of thick dorsolateral stripes (4) presence of light labial spots or bars (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for a more detailed description.


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Color

Coloration in life: Commonly dark body color with yellow spots and irregular markings, but is known to have a variable color pattern (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for a more detailed description.


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Habitat

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


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Ecology

Rana moellendorffi like other members of the Rana signata species complex, are found near or in forested streams. R. moellendorffi has also been observed in vines (Inger, 1954).


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Conservation Status

According to the IUCN classification, the conservation status is "Near Threatened (NT)," mainly based on its wide distribution currently on the decline.


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