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Philautus vittiger
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
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: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known from the mountains near Bandung, above 1,000 m asl, from Cikaniki in Mount Halimun and from Chevron Geothermal Concession (950 m asl) in Mount Salak, in Mount Halimun Salak National Park, West Java, Indonesia. The type locality is Pangalengan, at 1,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species can be found in ponds in montane forest. It breeds all year long in Chevron; however, it seems that the highest number of breeding events occur during high rainfall (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009). Contrary to the characteristic reproduction mode of this genus, this species has a free-living tadpole stage, and females attend to their eggs until they hatch (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009). Mean clutch size is 52 eggs (n = 12; range: 37–66 eggs, SD= 8.25; M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).

Population

This species is relatively common in ponds in the Chevron Geothermal Concession area and in Cikaniki, with up to 11 individuals reported for one pond in the Chevron Geothermal Concession (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss due to small-scale farming.

Conservation Actions

It is found in some very small protected areas around Bandung; in addition, the forest surrounding the Chevron Geothermal Concession has a protected status, and Cikaniki also occurs within a National Park (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence and threats.

Citation

Iskandar, D., Mumpuni, Kusrini, M. & Angulo, A. 2009. Philautus vittiger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T58935A11859032. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T58935A11859032.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018

 

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