Polypedates chlorophthalmus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae
Species Description: Das I 2005 A new species of Polypedetes (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Gunung Murud, Sarawak (northwestern Borneo). Raffles Bull Zool 53:265-270.

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 has been recorded from close to Samling Camp at Ravenscourt, at 1,351m asl on Gunung Murud, Sarawak State, Malaysia (Das, 2005). It is expected to occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

The holotype was collected from vegetation at 0.8 m above a granite boulder at the edge of a stream (Das, 2005). It is presumed to be a larval-developing species.


It is currently known only from the female holotype (Das, 2005).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The species was collected at a relatively inaccessible site (Das, 2005), but it was logged a few months after the holotype was collected (I. Das pers. comm.).

Conservation Actions

There appear to be no direct conservation measures in place for this species. It is not known if the species is present in any protected areas. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little known about its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, status and ecological requirements.


Indraneil Das 2008. Polypedates chlorophthalmus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135783A4200780. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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