Microhyla heymonsi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Microhyla heymonsi Vogt, 1911
Common Name(s):
English Arcuate-spotted Pygmy Frog, Dark Sided Chorus Frog
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2017. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar, Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Geng Baorong, Zhao Ermi, Sushil Dutta
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a broad range of habitats, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in central, southern and south-western China, Myanmar, Thailand, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, including major islands such as Taiwan, Province of China, Hainan, Sumatra, Penang, Siberut, Phuket as well as Great Nicobar Island, India. It occurs up to 1,400m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Singapore; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:It is generally abundant in appropriate habitats.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits disturbed areas such as riverbanks, gardens, fire-maintained grassy areas, paddy fields and savannah forest as well as secondary vegetation. It breeds in temporary rain puddles, paddy fields, ditches, marshes and slow-flowing streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is eaten in northern Thailand.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Clear-cutting of forests might threaten the species is some parts of its range. It is eaten in northern Thailand, but this is not considered to be a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Many protected areas in the region support this species. It is a Class II protected species in Taiwan, Province of China.

Citation: Peter Paul van Dijk, Djoko Iskandar, Lue Kuangyang, Chou Wenhao, Geng Baorong, Zhao Ermi, Sushil Dutta. 2004. Microhyla heymonsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57882A11685861. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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