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Kalophrynus eok

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MICROHYLIDAE

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)
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia
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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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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