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Leptobrachium gunungense

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AMPHIBIA ANURA MEGOPHRYIDAE

Scientific Name: Leptobrachium gunungense
Species Authority: Malkmus, 1996
Synonym(s):
Leptobrachium gunungensis Malkmus, 1996

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: It is generally an uncommon species.
Population Trend: Stable

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.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. 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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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