This species is known only from a locality at 1,000 m asl in the Batak Mountains, Bandar Baru, north Sumatra, Indonesia (Van Tuijl 1995).
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information on the habitat and ecological preferences of this species, which presumably breeds in water by larval development.
It is known only from the holotype, which is now lost, so its population status is not known.
The threats to this species are unknown.
The type locality of the species lays within the Gunung Leuser National Park, but new surveys are needed to confirm its presence there.
Studies on its taxonomy, population size, distribution and trends, life history and ecology, and threats are needed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The holotype of this species has been lost. From the description, it appears that it might be a synonym of Sylvirana nigrovittata (D. Iskandar pers. comm.).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pulchrana debussyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T58587A96365567. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T58587A96365567.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019