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Pulchrana similis
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

Laguna Bay, Luzon Island, Philippines; type in the British Museum of Natural History


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Faunal Affinity

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


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Distribution

Rana similis is known from the Philippines, including Luzon, Polillo and CataƱduanes (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for more details regarding collection localities.


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Color

Coloration in life: Body black with two thin, straight dorsolateral stripes from rostrum to sacral region (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman 2002 for a more detailed description.


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Diagnostic Description

Rana similiscan be distinguished from other Philippine Rana by a combination of the following characters: (1) body black in color with two thin, straight dorsolateral stripes (2) pigmented eggs (3) small humeral glands (4) smaller body size (SVL 32.0-43.3 mm) (5) absence of middorsal spots (6) smooth to finely granular skin (Brown and Guttman, 2002). See Brown & Guttman for a more detailed description.


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Habitat

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


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Ecology

Rana similis, 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 "Near Threatened (NT)," mainly based on its wide distribution currently on the decline.


Authors: Siler, Cameron; Fuiten, Allison
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