Limnonectes arathooni
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Mount Lompobatang and Mount Latimojong, in south-western Sulawesi, Indonesia, above 1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in undisturbed highland forest, usually close to small rivers and streams, and breeds on land. The eggs are laid on the ground, where they are guarded by the male. The larvae hatch on land and slide and tumble downhill into slow- to medium-flowing streams, where they develop further.


It is an uncommon species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is forest clearance for smallholder farming, which has resulted in extensive forest loss on mountain slopes within its range, and the drying up of the streams on which the species depends.

Conservation Actions

It is found in the Gunung Latimojong Nature Reserve and Gunung Lompobatang Protection Forest. There is a need for improved habitat protection throughout its range.


Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni, Rafe Brown 2004. Limnonectes arathooni. In: IUCN 2014


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