Raorchestes tuberohumerus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Mitsuru Kuramoto and S. Hareesh Joshy 2003. Two New Species of the Genus Philautus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats, Southwestern India. Current Herpetology 22(2): 51-60

© 2009 K.P. Dinesh (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 has been collected at Kirundadu (near Madikeri: 12° 29'N; 75° 47'E), in Kodagu District, and also from Malleshwaram in Kudrumukh in Chikmagalur District (13° 12'N; 75° 16'E). Both known sites are in the Western Ghats of the southern part of Karnataka State, India. It has been collected at altitudes between 920 and 940m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

The description of this species does not contain any details of the habitat in which the specimens were collected. It is presumed that the animals were collected in tropical forest, and it is further presumed that this species has a direct development mode of reproduction.


The population status of the species is not known.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to it at the specific collection localities are not known. There is an ongoing loss of natural habitats over much of the Western Ghats due to anthropic activities, and this might be a threat.

Conservation Actions

It is not known with certainty if this species is present in any protected areas, although it is possible that it occurs in Kudrumkh National Park as the collection site coordinates indicate that its ranges falls within this protected area.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Indraneil Das 2004. Raorchestes tuberohumerus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58928A11858286. .Downloaded on 19 November 2018


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