Polypedates colletti
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, Thailand, Viet Nam


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found from extreme southern Thailand (Taylor, 1962) throughout Peninsular Malaysia (Berry, 1975), and from scattered localities across Borneo and Sumatra and Natuna in Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It ranges up to 600m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives in lowland marshy evergreen rainforest areas, mainly in flat terrain. It can be found in primary and in mildly disturbed selectively logged forest. It forms breeding aggregations around temporary rain pools.


It is generally an uncommon to rare species where it occurs in mainland Southeast Asia and Sumatra (low numbers collected by, for example, Grandison, 1972 and Dring, 1979). In Borneo, it appears to be common in flat, swampy rainforests.

Population Trend


Major Threats

It is not known to be specifically threatened, though ongoing deforestation throughout its range is a concern.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in a number of protected areas. Effective preservation of lowland forests is essential for this species.

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 has sometimes been placed in the genus Rhacophorus.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar, Robert Inger 2004. Polypedates colletti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58942A11859940. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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