Pseudophilautus amboli
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Biju SD, Bossuyt F 2009 Systematics and phylogeny of Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Anura, Rhacophoridae) in the Western Ghats of India, with descriptions of 12 new species. Zool J Linn Soc 155:374-444.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Critically Endangered (CR)
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 known only from a few localities in the vicinity of the Amboli forest in Sawantwadi District, Maharashtra, in the northern Western Ghats of India. It has been recorded at an elevation of approximately 750m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It was collected in extremely disturbed areas close to evergreen forest patches, although it is not known whether or not it occurs in primary evergreen forest. It breeds by direct development.


It is very rare in its known localities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to the species is habitat loss and fragmentation due to urbanization and tourism development.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas, making habitat protection an urgent priority.

Red List Status

Critically Endangered (CR)


Listed as Critically Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 100 km2, all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.


S.D. Biju 2004. Pseudophilautus amboli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58910A11854647. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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