|Scientific Name:||Ansonia muelleri|
|Species Authority:||(Boulenger, 1887)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez|
|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 on Mindanao and Dinagat in the Philippines.
|Range Description:||This species is found in the mountains of Mindanao and Dinagat Islands, in the Philippines.|
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|Population:||It is fairly common where it occurs, but it has a patchy distribution.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits cool mountain streams and rivers in montane rainforest where it also breeds and the larvae develop.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species inhabits high-elevation forests, which are generally less threatened by habitat conversion, agriculture, and human encroachment, and the pollution of streams and rivers. Regardless, some populations of this species are subject to these threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is known from several protected areas, including Mount Malindang National Park. Conservation measures must include the regulation and proper disposal of pesticides and herbicides, and the protection of the remaining rainforest, especially high-elevation riverine habitats and gallery forests, on Mindanao. The taxonomic status of this species requires further study.|
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Crombie, R.A. n.d.. Updated list of currently recognized species of Amphibians and Reptiles found in the Philippines with distributional summary and Philippine bibliography. Unpublished manuscript.
Frost, D.R. 1985. Amphibian Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference. Allen Press and the Association of Systematic Collections, Lawrence, Kansas.
Inger, R.F. 1954. The systematics and zoogeography of Philippine Amphibia. Fieldiana: 181-531.
Inger, R.F. 1999. Distributions of amphibians in southern Asia and adjacent islands. In: Duellman, W.E. (ed.), Patterns of Distribution of Amphibians: A Global Perspective, pp. 445-482. John Hopkins University Press.
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Taylor, E.H. 1923. Additions to the herpetological fauna of the Philippine Islands, III. Philippine Journal of Science: 515-557.
|Citation:||Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez 2004. Ansonia muelleri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 May 2013.|
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