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Pedostibes hosii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA BUFONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pedostibes hosii
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1892)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-06-19
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Luedtke, J.
Contributor(s): Iskandar, D., van Dijk, P.P. & Inger, R.F.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Absolon, D.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
History:
2004 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in extreme southern Thailand (Satun), Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Indonesia) and Sumatra. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is a lowland species that is present at elevations up to 700 m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: It is common in Borneo and Sumatra, locally abundant in Peninsular Malaysia, and uncommon in Thailand (Dring, 1979).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is an arboreal species found in forest and other dense vegetation along large lowland rivers. Breeding takes place in clear forest streams. Newly metamorphosed juveniles disperse through the surrounding forest and gradually become arboreal, moving up into the forest strata. It is unable to adapt to modified habitats.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There are no records of the species being utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to this species are riverine development, lowland forest clearance and the resulting sedimentation of streambeds.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in a number of protected areas. Protection of areas of lowland riverine forest is the primary conservation measure required. It is protected by wildlife legislation in Thailand. It has been bred in captivity in Europe (Schmidt 1994).

Citation: IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Pedostibes hosii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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