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Polypedates pseudocruciger
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

© 2010 Girish Janney (1 of 2)
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: India

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is widely distributed throughout the southern Western Ghats of India. It is reported from elevations of between 200 and 950m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal edge habitat species generally associated with the understorey of tropical, moist evergreen forest. Specimens have been collected close to marshes and streams, in forest grassland and also in disturbed habitats close to human habitations. Breeding takes place in small temporary ponds, and eggs are laid on a leaf over the pond.

Population

It is a common species.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

Severe degradation of the species habitat as a result of agro-industry farming is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from a number of protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Citation

S.D. Biju, M.S. Ravichandran, Sushil Dutta, Chelmala Srinivasulu 2004. Polypedates pseudocruciger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58963A11862963. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58963A11862963.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018

 

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