Pseudophilautus abundus
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 the southwest lowlands of Sri Lanka, where it occurs at elevations of 78-150m asl. There are records from Labugama, Dediyagala and Kanneliya. Its predicted Area of Occupancy is 500km2.

Habitat and Ecology

It is a habitat generalist, living in a wide variety of open, closed and disturbed habitats, including forest, forest edge, bush land, plantations and home gardens. It is very adaptable. It breeds by direct development


It is a relatively common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Apart from the possible impacts of agro-chemicals, this species is probably not significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Labugama and Dediyagala Forest Reserves.

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 abundus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58808A11842427. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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