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Rhacophorus catamitus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA RHACOPHORIDAE

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus catamitus
Species Authority: Harvey, Pemberton and Smith, 2002

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has been recorded from Gunung Dempo, Sumatera Selatan, from Bukit Kaba, Bengkulu, from the Bukit Barisan range near Kepahiang, Bengkulu, and from about 24km (by road) west of Sungaipenuh, Jambi, all in Sumatra, Indonesia. It has been collected at altitudes between 600 and 1,630m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the type series, so there is no information regarding its population status.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in forest of the Bukit Barisan range. Males call from low vegetation near to streams, and it is presumed that this species has a foam nest and that the larvae develop in freshwater.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The specific threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss caused by smallholder farming, small-scale subsistence collection of wood, and increasing human settlement.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if the species occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Rhacophorus catamitus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2014.
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