Rhacophorus tuberculatus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Anderson, J. 1871. A list of the reptilian accession to the Indian Museum, Calcutta from 1865 to 1870, with a description of some new species. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 40: 12–39.

AmphibiaChina 中国两栖类.

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: China, India


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Shangluolong, in southern Xizang Autonomous Region, China, and from two small populations in the states of West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in India. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded from 100-2,000m asl in India.

Habitat and Ecology

This species has been recorded in India as being arboreal and associated with tropical moist forest. Breeding has been recorded from bushes near to small forest ponds. In China it is known from bamboo forests, where it hides in the stems of the bamboo during the day.


It has not been recorded in China for 90 years, while in India the population is small and is believed to be in decline.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats to this species are deforestation for subsistence use, and infrastructure development for industrial purposes and as part of urbanization processes.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Fei Liang, Michael Wai Neng Lau, Saibal Sengupta, Sabitry Bordoloi 2004. Rhacophorus tuberculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59025A11871440. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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