Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Kalophrynus palmatissimus
Species Authority: Kiew, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: Further work might show that some peninsular populations attributed to Kalophrynus pleurostigma are referable to K. palmatissimus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Norsham Yaakob, Jeet Sukumaran, Leong Tzi Ming
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Peninsular Malaysia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known at present only from Pasoh Forest Reserve, Gombak Forest Reserve, Frim, and Templer's Park in Selangor and Negeri Sembilan States in Peninsular Malaysia. All records are from below 300m asl.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is quite common within its restricted range.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: All records are from undisturbed lowland rainforest and associated bamboo stands (Kiew 1984a; Manthey and Grossmann 1997). Reproduction sites include water-filled bamboo stumps and other cavities.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species has a limited range, in which its available habitat is small, fragmented, and being converted to non-timber plantations and through infrastructure development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Although present in several forest reserves, and Templer's Park, these areas are in need of stronger legal protection and management.

Citation: Norsham Yaakob, Jeet Sukumaran, Leong Tzi Ming. 2004. Kalophrynus palmatissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57843A11692699. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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