Meristogenys amoropalamus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Ranidae

Scientific Name: Meristogenys amoropalamus (Matsui, 1986)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
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 its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat in northern Borneo.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from northern Borneo in Sabah and north-eastern Sarawak (Malaysia), and north-eastern Kalimantan (Indonesia). It possibly occurs a little more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It has an altitudinal range of 1,000-2,000m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population:It can be locally abundant.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It has been observed only along the banks of clear, rocky streams in montane forests. Larvae cling to rocks in the rapids of clear streams and feed on lithophytes.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss due to logging is a major threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from several protected areas, including Gunung Kinabalu National Park, Taman Negara National Park, and the Crocker Range. Expansion of effective protection of submontane and montane forests is essential.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni. 2004. Meristogenys amoropalamus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58369A11772605. . Downloaded on 24 May 2018.
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