|Scientific Name:||Megophrys baluensis (Boulenger, 1899)|
Leptobrachium baluense Boulenger, 1899
Xenophrys baluensis (Boulenger, 1899)
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Iskandar, D., Das, I., Lakim, M., Yambun, P., Stuebing, R. & Inger, R.F.|
Listed as Least Concern since, although its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,173 km2, it occurs in two well-protected and well-managed national parks, where suitable habitat remains, and there are no threats at present.
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|Range Description:||This Bornean endemic species is known from Kinabalu and Crocker Range National Parks in Sabah, Malaysia, from 1,200–1,900 m asl. It might also occur in Mount Trus Madi, however this requires confirmation (P. Yambun pers. comm. January 2018). The estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) of its known range is 1,173 km2.|
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|Population:||There are no estimates of population size, but it appears to be common in Kinabulu National Park (P. Yambun pers. comm. January 2018). The population is considered to be stable (P. Yambun pers. comm. January 2018).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is restricted to montane forests, where adults and juveniles have been found in leaf-litter on the forest floor. Breeding is thought to take place in slow-flowing regions of clear, rocky streams.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||There are no records of this species being utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no major threats to the species at present as it occurs within two well-managed and well-protected areas (P. Yambun pers. comm. January 2018).|
It occurs in Kinabalu and Crocker Range National Parks, which are well-protected.
Continuation of rigorous management of the existing protected areas to protect forest habitat is the best guarantee for the conservation of this species.
Surveys of potentially suitable areas of habitat in adjacent parts of Borneo are needed to determine whether or not this species might occur elsewhere, and also to help better understand its current population status.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2018. Megophrys baluensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57631A123692546.Downloaded on 21 July 2018.|
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