This species is known from several areas in Java, including two areas in Jawa Barat, one area in Jawa Tengah, one area in Jawa Timur, seven sites within Gede Pangrango National Park, six sites within Halimun Salak National Park,
the forest around the Taman
Safari Indonesia Zoo in Cisarua, West Java, Cibodas Botanical Garden, Telaga Warna and Mount Merapi National Park, Java, Indonesia (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009). It is known to occur from 100-1,795 m asl (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in lowland and montane forest, including in disturbed forest. It breeds in streams. One female was found to contain 180 eggs (M. Kusrini pers. comm. August 2009).
It is a common species in suitable habitat.
The major threat is the loss of forest habitat due to smallholder farming and subsistence wood collecting. More recently, this species has tested positive for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Kusrini et al. 2008), although there are no reports of associated declines in this species.
It occurs in Mount Merapi, Gunung Halimun and Gunung Gede Pangrango National Parks, as well as in the Taman Safari Park. It is important to assess the presence and extent of the impact of the chytrid fungus on frog populations in Indonesia (Kusrini et al. 2008).
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since it occurs in several areas of extensive,
suitable and protected habitat, has a presumed
large population, and it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for
listing in a more threatened category.
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