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Leptobrachium montanum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptobrachium montanum
Species Authority: Fischer, 1885

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Justification:
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 is a Bornean endemic recorded from three corners of the island. It has not been reported yet from the main mountain mass in Kalimantan. It is suspected to have a much wider range than is currently known. It has an altitudinal range of 900-1,800m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: It is abundant at a number of localities.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in submontane and montane forests. Adults and juveniles disperse widely through forests and breeding takes place in small streams. Larvae develop in quiet pools of such streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation of the oak/chestnut forests, which contain valuable timber, is proceeding rapidly with consequent shrinkage of the habitat of this species. In the past, submontane forests at the elevations occupied by this species were essentially continuous over a large portion of Borneo. Logging is changing this once continuous habitat into a series of islands. Under these circumstances, local subpopulations that go extinct because of stochastic fluctuation cannot be re-established by immigration.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known to occur in a number of protected areas. Sampling needs to be conducted in the submontane and montane zones in central Kalimantan to determine the extent of occurrence of this species.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun 2004. Leptobrachium montanum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 August 2014.
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