Megophrys baluensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Megophryidae

Scientific Name: Megophrys baluensis (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name(s):
English Kinabalu Horned Frog
Xenophrys baluensis (Boulenger, 1899)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 Near Threatened because, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it occurs in a habitat that is not under significant threat, and so it is probably not in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from Gunung Kinabalu and the Crocker Range on Borneo, in Sabah (Malaysia), from 1,200-1,900m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:There are no estimates of the status of its subpopulations but it does not appear to be abundant.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is restricted to montane forests, where adults and juveniles have been found in leaf-litter on the forest floor. Breeding is thought to take place in slow-flowing regions of clear, rocky streams.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The two protected areas in which it is found, namely Gunung Kinabalu and Tama Negara National Parks, are well protected.

Citation: Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun. 2004. Megophrys baluensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57631A11667167. . Downloaded on 27 April 2018.
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