Philautus acutus
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

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Frogs of Borneo account.

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: Malaysia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Gunung Mulu National Park, in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. It is believed to be locally endemic to the mountain (Inger et al. 2017). It is present at elevations of around 1,300 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in the shrub stratum of submontane and montane forests. Males call in groups, and from vegetation up to 4 m off the ground (Inger et al. 2017). Breeding takes place by direct development, with eggs deposited on the wet forest floor, in which the froglets develop (Inger et al. 2017). Its advertisement call is described by Inger et al. (2017). Males are 23-28 mm in size, but the size of the females is unknown (Inger et al. 2017).


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is only known from Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected and not threatened at present (Y.M. Pui and I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected. 

Conservation Needed
Continued management of Gunung Mulu National Park is necessary for the conservation of this species.

Research Needed
There is a need for targeted surveys to determine and monitor the population status of this species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Least Concern because, although the distribution is limited, it occurs in a well-managed protected area for which there are no current threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Philautus acutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58810A123693152. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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