Rhacophorus georgii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Rhacophoridae

Scientific Name: Rhacophorus georgii
Species Authority: Roux, 1904
Common Name(s):
English Tuwa Flying Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Iskandar, D. & Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Chanson, J.S., Cox, N.A. & Stuart, S.N.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The type locality of this species is Tua Palutal, in Sulawesi, Indonesia, but this place cannot be located. Recent collections come from Buton Island in Indonesia. This species is confined to altitudes below 700 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):700
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Population [top]

Population:It has been recorded as recently as 2002, and is considered rare on Buton Island.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is confined to lowland forest, and can probably also live in somewhat disturbed forest. Females have been found to contain 29–108 eggs (Gillespie et al. 2007). Foamy egg masses are attached to the trunks of trees, 1–3 cm above water-filled tree cavities and tadpoles have been found in these water-filled cavities (Gillespie et al. 2007).
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There are no reports of this species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is little information on direct threats to this species, but it is likely to be affected by habitat loss arising from smallholder farming and small-scale subsistence collection of wood.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It probably occurs in Rawa Aopa Natural Reserve on Sulawesi.

Citation: Iskandar, D. & Mumpuni. 2009. Rhacophorus georgii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T58996A11857391. . Downloaded on 28 April 2017.
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