Pedostibes hosii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar, Robert Inger
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in extreme southern Thailand (Satun), Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo 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 700m asl.
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; 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: Decreasing

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

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: Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar, Robert Inger 2004. Pedostibes hosii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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