Pulchrana laterimaculata
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Leong, T.M., Matsui, M., Yong, H.S. and Hamid, A.A. 2003. Revalidation of Rana laterimaculata Barbour et Noble, 1916 from the synonymy of Rana barmica Boettger, 1901. Current Herpetology: 17-27.

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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, Thailand


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species has been recorded from Malaysia (the inland swamp forests of Peninsular Malaysia; Sadong and Sematan in Sarawak), Singapore (also within inland swamp forests), Indonesia (Natuna Besar Island in the South China Sea), and as far north as south Thailand (Hala Bala Wildlife Sanctuary). This is a lowland species.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is predominantly an inhabitant of lowland freshwater and peat swamp forests. Males call from among or on top of leaf-litter on the forest floor, or perched on low vegetation up to one metre above ground. It is presumed that the species breeds in forest streams, although this requires verification. The species can be found in disturbed habitats and secondary forest that are adjacent to good stands of intact forest. It has been recorded from the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur (Peninsular Malaysia) where some forest fragments remain.


It is locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Healthy populations have been recorded within the inland swamp forests of Singapore. It is considered uncommon in Thailand.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The habitat of this species is being impacted, at least locally, by logging and other forms of forest loss.

Conservation Actions

This species is believed to occur in several protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population. 

Taxonomic Notes

Until the recent revalidation of this species by Ming et al. (2003), Hylarana laterimaculata was regarded as a junior synonym of H. baramica. The species was transferred to Pulchrana by Oliver et al. (2015).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pulchrana laterimaculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T58639A113808302.


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