|Scientific Name:||Amolops larutensis (Boulenger, 1899)|
Rana larutensis Boulenger, 1899
Staurois larutensis Boulenger, 1918
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2016. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0 (31 March 2016). New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||We follow Matsui and Nabhitabhata (2006) in treating most populations from Thailand, formerly included in this species, as Amolops panhai.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Ming, L. & van Dijk, P.P.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
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|Range Description:||This species inhabits the Thai-Malay Peninsula from extreme southern Thailand, to Johor State, Malaysia (Taylor 1962, Berry 1975). It is known from at least 43-1,500 m asl.|
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|Population:||This is a common and abundant species. It is found in most rushing forest streams in Peninsular Malaysia, each substantial boulder has one or more A. larutensis on it and one needs to watch carefully to avoid stepping on them accidentally. It appears to have been common historically, and is still considered to be at present (Berry 1975). It is probably the most common frog in forest boulder streams all through the Thai-Malay Peninsula.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It exclusively occurs on boulders and bedrock in and along fast-flowing, clear-water forest streams, from lowlands to highlands. Tadpoles live in the same streams, attaching themselves to rocky surfaces using their ventral suction area.|
|Use and Trade:||The species is used in medical research but the numbers collected are not at a level to constitute a threat.|
|Major Threat(s):||The tadpoles are susceptible to water pollution, in particular, sedimentation caused by logging activities. The species is used in medical research but the numbers collected are not at a level to constitute a threat. Future threats could include residential and commercial development, and pollution from domestic and industrial waste water.|
|Conservation Actions:||It probably inhabits every significant protected area from Hala Bala to Endau-Rompin. Research is required on the species’ taxonomy, population status, life history and ecology.|
Berry, P.Y. 1975. The Amphibian Fauna of Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Press, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Chan-ard, T., Grossmann, W., Gumprecht, A. and Schulz, K.-D. 1999. Amphibians and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand - an illustrated checklist. Bushmaster Publications, Wuerselen, Germany.
Dring, J.C.M. 1979. Amphibians and reptiles from northern Trengganu, Malaysia, with descriptions of two new geckos, Cnemaspis and Cyrtodactylus. Bulletin British Museum (Natural History) - Zoolog: 181-241.
IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2014).
Leong, T.M. and Lim, K.K.P. 2003. Herpetofaunal records from Fraser's Hill, Peninsular Malaysia with larval descriptions of Limnonectes nitidus and Thelmoderma asperum (Amphibia: Ranidae and Rhacophoridae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology: 123-136.
Matsui, M. and Nabhitabhata, J. 2006. A new species of Amolops from Thailand (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae). Zoological Science 23: 727-732.
Taylor, E.H. 1962. The Amphibian Fauna of Thailand. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 43(8): 267-599.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Amolops larutensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T58215A51106988.Downloaded on 23 November 2017.|
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