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Javan Torrent Frog, Huia masonii

The Javan Torrent Frog (Huia masonii) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It is native to Indonesia.

Its natural habitats include tropical or subtropical moist lowland forest, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests, and rivers.

The male individual of this species utilizes high-frequency communication to overcome the noise of their riverine habitats that is dominated by low frequencies. Out of the calls, the second harmonic is ultrasonic. Warbles are highly diverse and might function as vocal signatures.

This species is classified as Vulnerable due to its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 square kilometers. There is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on Java.

It is restricted to unpolluted, clear, and fast-flowing streams and torrents, in forests and in rather open areas. Breeding takes place in streams.

Image Caption: Huia masonii from Jabranti, Kuningan, West Java, Indonesia. Credit: W. Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Javan Torrent Frog Huia masonii