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Ansonia tiomanica
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is known only from two localities on Tioman Island, Malaysia, at an altitude of 300-1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is associated with boulders and waterfalls in caves. Breeding is presumed to take place in streams.

Population

The population status of this species is unknown, but it is presumed to be stable at present.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

The species' habitat is not currently under immediate threat, but the potential clearance of habitat for tourism infrastructure is of concern for the future.

Conservation Actions

Tioman Island has been designated as a protected area; continued enforcement of this protected status is required. Safeguarding caves and other high-altitude habitats on Tioman Island is needed. The population status of this species requires careful monitoring, given that it is known only from a single location.

Citation

Peter Paul van Dijk, Jeet Sukumaran, Norsham Yaakob, Leong Tzi Ming 2004. Ansonia tiomanica. In: IUCN 2014

 

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