Leptolalax arayai 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Leptolalax arayai Matsui, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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)
Listed as Vulnerable because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Gunung Kinabalu, Trus Madi, the Crocker Range and Mendolog, in Borneo, Malaysia. It might also occur in the central mountains of Borneo. It has an altitudinal range of 350-1,700m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally believed to be uncommon, although Malkmus et al. (2002) report that it is common on the banks of streams crossing through oak-chestnut forests on Gunung Kinabalu.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a little-known terrestrial species of sub-montane and montane forest. Breeding takes place in forest streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat is the rapid logging of sub-montane forests, which contain valuable timber. The resultant increased siltation of forest streams is also a threat to larval habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from the protected areas of Gunung Kinabalu National Park, Teman Negara National Park, and the Crocker Range.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun. 2004. Leptolalax arayai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57562A11658291. . Downloaded on 18 November 2017.
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