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Chiromantis punctatus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
 
Species Description: Wilkinson, Win, Thin, Lwin, Shein & Tun 2003 Proc Calif Acad Sci 54
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Myanmar

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This recently described species is currently known only from the south-western foothills of Rakhine Yoma, Gwa Township, in Rakhine State in western Myanmar, at close to sea level.

Habitat and Ecology

Individuals were found in disturbed habitat between mountain evergreen forests and agricultural land, 1-2m above the ground in bushes. This species may be restricted to remaining secondary habitat in Rakhine as remnant populations, or (as with other Chirixalus species in Myanmar) they might prefer degraded habitats. Animals were not found in evergreen forests (Wilkinson et al. 2003). The eggs are deposited in foam nests, in particular on plants of the genus Arum, hanging over standing water. The larvae presumably develop in the water.

Population

The animals were collected in a seasonal breeding chorus, so it was difficult to determine its abundance, and its population status remains unknown.

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

Given its adaptability to agricultural land, this species is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions

It has been collected at the headquarters of Rakhine Yoma Elephant Wildlife Sanctuary, but apparently not within the protected area itself.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

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

Citation

Guinevere Wogan 2004. Chiromantis punctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58793A11830668. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58793A11830668.en .Downloaded on 16 November 2018

 

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