Raorchestes flaviventris
Malabar Bubble-nest Frog, Yellow-bellied Bush Frog
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Revalidation of nomen from Boulenger 1882 Catalog British Museum and demonstration that it is a senior subjective synonym of R. emeraldi (Vijayakumar SP, Dinesh KP, Prabhu MV, Shanker K 2014 Lineage delimitation and description of nine new species of bush frogs (Anura: Raochestes, Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats escarpment. Zootaxa 3893: 451-488.) by Abraham RK, Zachariah A, Cyriac VP 2015 A reappraisal of the rhacophorid bush frog Raorchestes flaviventris (Boulenger 1882), with an evalution of the taxonomic status of R. emeraldi Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu and Shankar, 2014. Zootaxa 4048: 90-100.
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: India



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the non-specific type locality of "Malabar" (Boulenger 1882) in the Western Ghats of India.

Habitat and Ecology

It was collected in 'hill forest', although nothing else is known about its biology or ecology. It is presumed to breed by direct development.


It is known only from the type series, collected in 1882, so its current population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no direct information on threats to this species, although there is possibly some habitat loss taking place, as a result of the conversion of forest to agricultural land, that could be a threat.

Conservation Actions

Surveys are urgently needed to locate populations of this species.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


S.D. Biju, Sushil Dutta, Karthikeyan Vasudevan, S.P. Vijayakumar, Chelmala Srinivasulu, 2004. Raorchestes flaviventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58843A11848706. .Downloaded on 19 February 2019


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