Raorchestes akroparallagi
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 Least Concern (LC)
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 from several geographical localities throughout Kerala state in India, such as Athirimala, Bonakkad, Chathankod, Ponmudi, Kalpetta, Mananthavady and Sulthanbathery (S.D. Biju pers. comm. September 2010). It has also been found in Kiriparai and Kannikatti, in Tamil Nadu state, southeastern India, and in Mercara and Galibeedu (12 km north of Madikeri in Coorg), in Karnataka state (S.D. Biju pers. comm. January 2011; A. Goel pers. comm. March 2010). It is found at elevations between 180-1,425 m asl across its range (Biju and Bossuyt 2009).

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in a wide range of habitats, from evergreen forest to plantations near secondary forest fringes like roadside vegetation (Biju and Bossuyt 2009). Individuals were found on leaves between 1 and 2 m above the ground (Biju and Bossuyt 2009). Like other congeners, this species breeds by direct development (S.D. Biju pers. comm. December 2010). 


It is commonly encountered in the Western Ghats, except in Galibeedu (S.D. Biju pers. comm. September 2010; S. Molur pers. comm. May 2011), which is the southernmost point of this species’ distribution in Karnataka state.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is presumed to be tolerant of disturbed environments associated to forest patches since it can be found within plantations and roadside vegetation, which is being cleared annually (S.D. Biju pers. comm. December 2010). 

Conservation Actions

Most of the subpopulations of this species are outside protected areas, but many others can be found inside such areas (S.D. Biju pers. comm. September 2010).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and tolerance of a degree of habitat modification in the Western Ghats of India.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2012. Raorchestes akroparallagi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T186158A1810433. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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