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Leptobrachium nigrops

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptobrachium nigrops
Species Authority: Berry and Hendrickson, 1963

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, Robert Inger, Norsham Yaakob
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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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 known from southern Peninsular Malaysia (Berry, 1975), Singapore (Lim and Lim, 1992; Leong, 2000) and Borneo. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is found at elevations below 300m asl.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia; Malaysia; Singapore
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Population [top]

Population: In Malaysia and Singapore the species is common, but nothing is known about its' abundance in Borneo.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits lowland rainforest, including regenerating forest. Adults and juveniles range widely in swampy forest. Breeding takes place in small, slowly flowing streams. Tadpoles live in slow-flowing sections of forest streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Lowland forest clearance is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in a number of protected areas in mainland Southeast Asia, but not in Borneo. Preservation of lowland forest is the main conservation measure required for this species.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Robert Inger, Norsham Yaakob 2004. Leptobrachium nigrops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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