Cascade Frog


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Amolops formosus

Common Names:

Cascade frog

Taxonomy:

Cascade Frog

Kingdom   :    Animalia
Phylum
  :    Chordata
Class :   Amphibia
Order :   Anura
Family :
  Ranidae
Genus :   Amolops
Species :   formosus

Conservation Status:

IUCN :   Least Concern
IWPA :  Not listed
CITES :   Not listed
U.S ESA :  Not listed

Distribution:

This species is recorded from India (Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam), Northern Bangladesh and much of Nepal. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has an altitudinal range of 1,000-2,500m asl (Bordoloi et al., 2004).

Distribution Map of Cascade Frog

Distribution map of Cascade frog (Source:iucnredlist.org )

Characteristics, Habitat and Behaviour:

The species is associated with streams and riparian vegetation within tropical evergreen forest. Breeding takes place in streams. There is little available information on egg deposition or larval ecology (Bordoloi et al., 2004).

Major Threats:

  • There is a continuing loss of suitable stream habitats, through both deforestation and changes in water management (dams).


References:

Bordoloi, S., Ohler, A., Ahmed, M.F., & Shrestha, T.K. (2004). Amolops formosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58206A11746654.http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58206A11746654.en.