Rhacophorus indonesiensis

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Rhacophorus indonesiensis
VU (IUCN3.1Q)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Rhacophoridae
Genus: Rhacophorus
R. indonesiensis
Binomial name
Rhacophorus indonesiensis
Hamidy and Kurniati, 2015

Rhacophorus indonesiensis is a frog. Scientists have seen it in Sumatra in India.[2][3][1]

This frog looks like other frogs in Rhacophorus but it has black spots on the undersides of the webbed skin of its feet. It has no vomerine teeth in its jaws. It has a white mark on its belly in the shape of a kite. It back is red-brown with brown marks and black spots. It has white spots on its head and back. [4]

In Sumatra, human beings cut down forests for mining and to grow palm trees for oil. Scientists think that could be a danger to this frog.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2018). "Katak-parasut Indonesia: Rhacophorus indonesiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 3.1. p. e.T88127659A114926485. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T88127659A114926485.en. 58993. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  2. Frost, Darrel R. "Rhacophorus indonesiensis Hamidy and Kurniati, 2015". Amphibian Species of the World, an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  3. "Rhacophorus indonesiensis Hamidy and Kurniati, 2015". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hamidy A, Kurniati (April 14, 2015). "A new species of tree frog genus Rhacophorus from Sumatra, Indonesia (Amphibia, Anura)". Zootaxa (Abstract). 3947 (1): 49–66. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3947.1.3. PMID 25947718. Retrieved July 22, 2023.