Philautus erythrophthalmus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Stuebing & Wong 2000 Raffles Bull Zool. 28

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 a single mountain (Muruk Miau) in south-western Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. The single specimen was collected at 1,550m asl. It is thought likely to have a very limited distribution.

Habitat and Ecology

The specimen was found in recently logged oak forest, although it is probable that the usual habitat is primary montane forest. It presumably breeds by direct development.


Although it is presently known from only a single specimen, it might not be a rare species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species' habitat is potentially threatened in future by logging, although there is less logging at higher elevations, where the timber is less valuable.

Conservation Actions

The species has not been recorded from any protected areas, although the area where it was collected is within a proposed transboundary nature reserve. The establishment of effectively protected areas in the mountains around the type locality is essential. Directed surveys are recommended to establish the current population status of this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Philautus erythrophthalmus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58838A11848222. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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