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Amolops marmoratus

Amolops marmoratus is a species of ranid frog found in Asia. Its common names include marbled sucker frog, marbled cascade frog, Pegu torrent frog, and many others. The taxonomic status of many populations formerly assigned to this species or species now considered as its synonyms is uncertain. Amolops marmoratus is only known with certainty from Myanmar and likely from northern Thailand, though it may occur more widely.[2] For example, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), using a less stringent delineation of the species, reported the species also from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal.[1] While IUCN in its assessment in 2004 considered Amolops marmoratus to be of "Least Concern" in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population, recognizing higher biodiversity within the species warrants further assessment of its conservation status.[3]

Amolops marmoratus shows a pronounced sexual dimorphism in size: males grow to snout-vent length of 38–48 mm (1.5–1.9 in) and females to 70–79 mm (2.8–3.1 in). It is a relatively small species among Amolops.[3]

As is typical for this genus,[3] Amolops marmoratus lives near fast-flowing mountain streams.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Peter Paul van Dijk, Tanya Chan-ard, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah, Ghazi S.M. Asmat (2004). "Amolops marmoratus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Amolops marmoratus (Blyth, 1855)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Dever, J. A.; Fuiten, A. M.; Konu, Ö.; Wilkinson, J. A. (2012). "Cryptic torrent frogs of Myanmar: an examination of the Amolops marmoratus species complex with the resurrection of Amolops afghanus and the identification of a new species". Copeia 2012: 57–76. doi:10.1643/CH-10-180.  edit


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