Leptobrachium gunungense 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Leptobrachium gunungense
Species Authority: Malkmus, 1996
Leptobrachium gunungensis Malkmus, 1996

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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
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 known only from Gunung Kinabalu in Borneo, Malaysia, where it has been recorded at elevations of 1,750-2,200m asl (Malkmus et al. 2002).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally an uncommon species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a terrestrial species of montane tropical moist forest (inhabiting the transition zone between upper oak-chestnut and mossy forest). Adults can be found in leaf-litter, rock crevices, and in holes in the ground. Breeding takes place in streams.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species at present. However, despite the presence of this species within a relatively well-managed protected area, there is always the potential risk of encroaching habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is known only from Gunung Kinabalu National Park. There is a need for close monitoring of the population status of this species.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.9. Forest - Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane
suitability: Suitable  
5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Suitable  
2. Land/water management -> 2.1. Site/area management

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over entire range
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
3. Monitoring -> 3.1. Population trends

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Malkmus, R. 1996. Leptobrachium gunungensis sp. N. (Anura: Pelobatidae) vom Mount Kinabalu, Nord Borneo. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin: 297-301.

Malkmus, R., Manthey, U., Vogel, G., Hoffmann, P. and Kosuch, J. 2002. Amphibians and reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell, Liechtenstein.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun. 2004. Leptobrachium gunungense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57552A11657634. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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