Kalophrynus eok


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Kalophrynus eok
Species Authority: Das and Haas, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Indraneil Das
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was collected in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia, at "Long Re (03° 42' 02"N; 115° 32' 06"E), east of Bario along [the] forest trail to [the] Kalimantan border" (Das and Haas 2003). It was collected at an altitude of around 1,050m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It is known only from the holotype, so its population status is not known.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It was found calling from a water-filled node of a bamboo plant that had fallen across a forest path within primary submontane forest, following a night of torrential rainfall. Its breeding habitats are unknown, but this species may breed in these water pools at the internodes of bamboo plants.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The whole of the Kelabit Highlands, where the holotype was collected, are threatened by commercial logging (presumably both clear-cutting and selective logging). The type of bamboo in which this species was found is harvested by local people for subsistence use.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species was not collected in a protected area.

Citation: Indraneil Das 2004. Kalophrynus eok. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 February 2015.
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