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Polypedates otilophus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Polypedates otilophus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1893)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Robert Stuebing, Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been found at many sites in Borneo (Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia) and on Sumatra, Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is present at elevations below 1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This arboreal species lives in lowland forests, in flat and hilly terrain. It uses the shrub and tree strata and breeds in temporary rain pools. It has been recorded in disturbed habitats, such as logged areas at the forest edge.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clear cutting of forests is the main threat to this species. Regulated selective logging does not seem to pose a threat. The species was previously included in the pet trade, but was found to be unsuitable (most specimens died shortly after capture).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in many protected areas in Borneo and Sumatra. Preservation of lowland forest is the main conservation measure required for this species.

Citation: Robert Inger, Robert Stuebing, Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Polypedates otilophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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