Hylarana celebensis
family: Ranidae
Taxonomic Notes: While not formally treated by Oliver LA, Prendini E, Kraus F, Raxworthy CJ 2015 Systematics and biogeography of the Hylarana frog (Anura: Ranidae) radiation across tropical Australasia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Mol Phylog Evol 90: 176-192, this taxon is most likely not a member of the now small monophyletic clade recognized as Hylarana.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 endemic to central, southern and northern Sulawesi, Indonesia. It occurs above 50 m asl and below 700 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in lowland forest, including heavily disturbed forest. It is dependent on clear rushing streams of pristine forests (Lubis et al. 2008). It breeds in slow-flowing streams, and perhaps ponds and marshes.


It is a common species and the population is believed to be stable.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is presumably impacted locally by the loss of its habitat caused by oil palm expansion, cacao plantations, expanding human settlements and wood collection.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Lore Lindu National Park, Bantimurung Bulusaraung National Park (Lubis et al. 2008) and Nantu Wildlife Sanctuary (Khairunnisa 2014, Ayuningrum 2015) where it is abundant. It is also found in Pattunuang Nature Recreational Park (Yanuarefa et al. 2008).

Research Needed
Studies on its distribution, population status, and trends are needed.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

The generic position of this species has not been properly assigned.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Hylarana celebensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58566A114923017. .Downloaded on 21 January 2019


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