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Rhacophorus achantharrhena - Species Frog Endemic at Kaba Mountain, Rejang land, Southern Sumatra

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This greenish frog was found in marshland in Gunung Tujuh survey site, it has not been found in forested areas. Males usually sit on shrubs or grass. According to Harvey et al (2002), this species has been collected in secondary growth tropical forest, in overhanging vegetation close to pools and slow-flowing streams. It occurs at elevation 1400 meters asl, but Harvey et al (2002) reported that It was collected at elevations of between 1415 and 1575 meters asl at Gunung Dempo, South Sumatra. In Gunung Tujuh survey site, It was abundant in suitable environment (dark moon and after rain) but become scarce in unsuitable environment (dry air and full moon). This is endemic frog species in Sumatra. This species has been collected from Bukit Kaba, Bengkulu and the southeastern slope of Gunung Dempo, South Sumatra (Harvey et al., 2002).

R. achantharrhena from Gunung Tujuh (Photograph by J. Holden).





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