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Rhacophorus baluensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus baluensis
Species Authority: Inger, 1954

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Near Threatened, because although the species is abundant within its small range, and might not be declining, its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species ranges along the mountainous ridge of north-western Borneo, Malaysia, from 1,200-2,200m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: It can be locally abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It has been seen only in submontane and montane forests. Males gather at small ponds in which the larvae develop, in or at the edge of these forests.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A possible future threat to the species' habitat is logging of upland forests, although at the moment its forest habitat is well protected in its only known localities.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from Kinabalu and Gunung Mulu National Parks and the Crocker Range. Preservation of montane forests is the main conservation measure needed for this species.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Rhacophorus baluensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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