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Rhacophorus gadingensis
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
 
Species Description: Das I, Haas A 2005 A new species of Rhacophorus (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Gading, Sarawak. Reffles Bull Zool 53;257-263

© 2009 Maximilian Dehling (1 of 2)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from the island of Borneo, where it was collected at the granite massif of Gunung Gading, Lundu Division, Sarawak, East Malaysia (Das and Haas, 2005) below 150m asl, and from Kubah National Park in western Sarawak (I. Das pers. comm.). It is expected to occur more widely, in particular at low elevations between the currently known localities.

Habitat and Ecology

The species has been recorded up to 3m in vegetation overhanging granite boulders at the edge of a torrential forest stream of approximately 8m in width (Das and Haas 2005). It is presumed to be a larval-breeding species.

Population

It is known only from the holotype and paratype (Das and Haas, 2005).

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

The species was collected in a protected area (Das, 2005), and so it is possible that there are no major threats to this species at this location. However, it might be found in future at other sites that are less secure.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Gunung Gading National Park (Das and Haas, 2005) and Kubah National Park (I. Das pers. comm.). Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.

Citation

Indraneil Das 2008. Rhacophorus gadingensis. In: IUCN 2014

 

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