Polypedates macrotis
Brown-Striped Tree Frog
family: Rhacophoridae
subfamily: Rhacophorinae

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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, Malaysia, Philippines



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand, Sumatra (including Mentawai and Natunas), most of Borneo, and southwestern Philippines. It has been recorded up to 1,250m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It generally inhabits primary forest and edge areas. It breeds in rain pools, ditches, and builds foam nests.


It is locally abundant in appropriate habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is not subject to any significant threat.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in several protected areas throughout its range.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might comprise a complex of closely related taxa. It is sometimes placed in the genus Rhacophorus.


Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Jeet Sukumaran, Norsham Yaakob, Leong Tzi Ming, Yodchaiy Chuaynkern, Kumthorn Thirakhupt, Indraneil Das, Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni, Robert Inger, Robert Stuebing, Paul Yambun, Maklarin Lakim 2004. Polypedates macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58955A11861817. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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