Frog of the Week

Java Indonesian Tree Frog (Nyctixalus margaritifer)

Java Indonesian Tree Frog
photo by myfier

Common Name: Java Indonesian Tree Frog or Pearly Tree Frog
Scientific Name: Nyctixalus margaritifer
Family: Rhacophoridae – Asian Tree Frog family
Locations: Indonesia
Female Size: 1.2 – 1.7 inches (31 – 43 mm)
Male Size: 1.2 – 1.3 inches (30 – 33 mm)

The Java Indonesian Tree Frog lives high in trees in the mountains on Java Island. Sadly, not much is known about the species.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List assesses the Java Indonesian Tree Frog as Least Concern for Extinction. They were considered Vulnerable to Extinction until new populations of the frogs were found. However, the frogs are still threatened by habitat loss from cutting down forests to make room for more coffee, tea, and rice farms.

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