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  Rhacophorus cyanopunctatus Manthey & Steiof, 1998
  Family Name : Rhacophoridae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Amphibian)

  Common Names : Blue-spotted Bush-frog

Blue-spotted Bush-frog
  • Description
    • Description :
      Skin relatively smooth, limbs long and slender, feet with expanded flattened tips to digits. Brown or beige above with dark brown transverse blotches over back and top of head. Distinct white spot on upper lip under eye. Underside of thigh with small bluish spots. Tadpoles (to 2.5 cm) are slender, black, with downward-facing mouth.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Nocturnal and arboreal. Lives in vegetation along streams in mature forest, and feeds on small invertebrates.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      Known only from one locality in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve. Distributed in the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat disturbance and degradation.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      The biology of this species is poorly known.
      Conservation Notes :
      Continued protection of known habitats in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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