Pulchrana baramica
family: Ranidae

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  hear call (3780.0K WAV file)

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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, Singapore



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Johor and Selangor States, in Peninsular Malaysia, from the island of Singapore, and from a number of localities on Borneo in Sabah and Sarawak (Malaysia) and Kalimantan (Indonesia). It is also present on Natuna Besar Island, Pini and Tanah Masa islands in the Mentawai Islands, and on the islands of Sumatra, Bangka and Java, all in Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has been recorded up to 600 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is known from a variety of lowland floodplain situations, including peat swamp forest and swampy flatland primary forest at low elevations, usually in swampy areas. It breeds in water, but its breeding habits are very poorly known.


It is commonly heard but seldom seen. It is considered uncommon in Singapore (Lim and Lim, 1992).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Further loss of swampy habitat is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is confirmed from a number of protected areas (Templer's Park-Berry, 1975) and can be expected in other protected areas that contain swampy habitat.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

Hylarana laterimaculata was recently removed from the synonymy of this species by Leong Tzi Ming et al. (2003). The species was transferred to Pulchrana by Oliver et al. (2015).


Stuebing, R., Ming, L., van Dijk, P.P., Iskandar, D. & Inger, R.F. 2017. Pulchrana baramica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58558A113806128. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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