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Ansonia tiomanica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Ansonia tiomanica
Species Authority: Hendrickson, 1966

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Jeet Sukumaran, Norsham Yaakob, Leong Tzi Ming
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from two localities on Tioman Island, Malaysia, at an altitude of 300-1,000m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: The population status of this species is unknown, but it is presumed to be stable at present.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is associated with boulders and waterfalls in caves. Breeding is presumed to take place in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species' habitat is not currently under immediate threat, but the potential clearance of habitat for tourism infrastructure is of concern for the future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Tioman Island has been designated as a protected area; continued enforcement of this protected status is required. Safeguarding caves and other high-altitude habitats on Tioman Island is needed. The population status of this species requires careful monitoring, given that it is known only from a single location.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Jeet Sukumaran, Norsham Yaakob, Leong Tzi Ming 2004. Ansonia tiomanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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