Microhyla maculifera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Microhylidae

Scientific Name: Microhyla maculifera Inger, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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Assessor(s): Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is presently known only from the Danum Valley Conservation Area, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. It appears to have a genuinely restricted distribution. Specimens have been collected below 250m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is known only from two or three specimens.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It lives in leaf-litter on the forest floor. Little is known of its habits, but presumably it breeds in small rain pools like most of its congeners.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Danum Valley is a well-protected area. However, its restricted range renders it susceptible to threatening processes.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known population is within the Danum Valley Conservation Area, which is the largest protected lowland dipterocarp forest in Malaysian Borneo. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species given that it is known only from a single protected area.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni. 2004. Microhyla maculifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57884A11686427. . Downloaded on 19 November 2017.
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