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.
It is presumably impacted locally by the loss of its habitat caused by oil palm expansion, cacao plantations, expanding human settlements and wood collection.
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).
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T58566A114923017.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019