Pseudophilautus hoipolloi
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Manamendra-Arachchi K & Pethiyagoda R 2005 The Sri Lankan shrub-frogs of the genus Philautus Gistel, 1848 (Ranidae:Rhacophorinae), with description of 27 new species. Raffles Bull Zool Suppl. 12:163-303.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 central and southwestern Sri Lanka. It has an altitudinal range of 15-684m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives at 1-4 metres above the ground in mixed agro forestry ecosystems in formerly forested land, including home gardens, agricultural land and forest edges. It lives on the upper surface of leaves. It breeds by direct development and is not dependent upon water.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

In local situations it might be impacted by expanding intensive, commercial agriculture, in particular tea plantations. It is possibly also affected by agricultural chemicals. However, it is very adaptable and is not believed to be threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Gannoruwa Forest Reserve.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is much less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.


Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi, Rohan Pethiyagoda 2004. Pseudophilautus hoipolloi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58853A11849871. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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