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Chalcorana mocquardii
family: Ranidae
 
Species Description: Inger RF Stuart BL Iskandar DT 2009 Systematics of a widespread Southeast Asian frog, Rana chalconota (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae). Zool J Linn Soc 155: 123-147.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 restricted to Sulawesi, Indonesia where it is distributed throughout the island and on several offshore islands. It occurs mostly in lowlands from sea level to around 1,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is assumed that this species has similar ecological requirements to Chalcorana chalconota in that it is typically seen on rocks and vegetation along small lowland forest streams, but is also seen away from streams in forest, or in highland areas. Primary and degraded forests are equally favoured, but a reasonably closed canopy and gently flowing water are essential. Adults disperse widely in the forest and may even be found in wooded gardens. Breeding occurs at quiet side pools of forest streams or in temporary ponds at the edges of forests. Tadpoles live in side pools and quiet, deeper sections of streams.

Population

It is presumably common in lowland forest streams, and is less common but still present in highland areas. The population is believed to be stable.

Population Trend

stable

Major Threats

There are currently no significant threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is presumably present in a number of protected areas.

Research Needed
Taxonomic research is required to confirm whether this is a species complex.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)

Rationale

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was considered to be distinct from Chalcorana chalconota following Iskandar and Colijn (2000). This species was moved from Hylarana to the genus Chalcorana by Oliver et al. (2015). 

Molecular analyses show the species to contain several undescribed species, but the systematics require some confirmation (D. Iskandar pers. comm. May 2017).

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Chalcorana mocquardii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58668A114924155. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T58668A114924155.en .Downloaded on 16 December 2018

 

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