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Pseudophilautus stictomerus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

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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: Sri Lanka

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is endemic to the lowland wet zone of south-western Sri Lanka, occurring from 60-515m asl. There are records from Kottawa, Kanneliya, Sinharaja and Kosmulla (Manamendra-Arachchi and Pethiyagoda 2005).

Habitat and Ecology

It is a habitat generalist, living both in closed-canopy rainforest, and in open, anthropogenic, habitats. It is typically found in shrubs about one metre above the ground, and presumably breeds by direct development.

Population

This is a common species.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

This species is potentially threatened by agro-chemical pollution, and also very severe habitat clearance for cultivation of tea, cardamom and other crops, leading to large-scale opening up of the vegetation.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve (World Heritage Site), Kanneliya Forest Reserve and Kottawa Forest Reserve.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Rationale

Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and might not be declining, its extent of occurrence ismuch than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Citation

Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda, Sushil Dutta, Anslem de Silva 2004. Pseudophilautus stictomerus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58920A11856505. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58920A11856505.en .Downloaded on 17 November 2018

 

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