Rhacophorus bifasciatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus bifasciatus
Species Authority: van Kampen, 1923
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2014. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6 (27 January 2014). New York, USA. Available at: (Accessed: 27 January 2014).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Near Threatened since although this species is still relatively widely distributed, it depends on areas of undisturbed forest habitat, and so its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat is declining very rapidly due to widespread forest loss within its range, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Mount Kerinci, Barisan-Selatan, Bengkulu, Jambi and Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sumatera)
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Population [top]

Population: It seems to be uncommon.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in lowland and submontane forest, and presumably breeds in water, probably in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat is localized forest loss due to agricultural development (including for non-timber plantations).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Barisan-Selatan, Kerinci-Seblat and Gunung Leuser National Parks.

Citation: Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni. 2004. Rhacophorus bifasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58979A11864214. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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