Huia masonii
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Removed from the synonymy of Meristogenys jerboa by Iskandar, 1998, Amph. Java Bali, 62.
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: Indonesia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to Java, Indonesia. From current knowledge it occurs only in west and central Java from 50-1,200m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is restricted to unpolluted, clear, fast-flowing streams and torrents, in forests and in somewhat more open areas. Breeding takes place in streams.


It is a common species in its specialized habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Soil erosion and the sedimentation of streams, as well as agro-chemical pollution, are the main threats to this species. These threats, which result from habitat modification taking place around streams, are leading to a rapid loss of suitable habitats within its range.

Conservation Actions

It is found in Halimun National Park, Ujong Kulon National Park, Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park, and Dieng Nature Reserve.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Huia masonii. In: IUCN 2014


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