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Amphibia > Anura > Rhacophoridae > Raorchestes

Raorchestes travancoricus (Boulenger, 1891) – Travancore Bush Frog

Taxonomic Notes:

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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is very rare. It inhabits shrubland and tropical forests of South India (mainly Bodanaikanur in Tami Nadu, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Vagaman in Kerala), at the heights of 350m - 900m asl. It is found to be extinct in Bodanaikanur, Tamil Nadu.

Conservation Status:

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population trend and population size are unknown. Its Area of Occupancy is less than 30 sq km. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to large-scale agriculture, tourism, and commercial developments.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2015. Raorchestes travancoricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T58927A3075035. Accessed on 07 November 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R. 2023. Raorchestes travancoricus (Boulenger, 1891) – Travancore Bush Frog. Gosavi, N., A. Bayani, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (eds.). Amphibians of India, v. 1.05. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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