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Duttaphrynus valhallae
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is only known from the holotype from Weh Island, at the northern tip of Sumatra, in Indonesia.

Habitat and Ecology

No information is available on its habitat and ecology, although it is likely to be a lowland forest species that presumably breeds in water by larval development, though this has not been confirmed.

Population

Its population status is unknown, although it is not certain that the species still survives as Weh Island is now heavily degraded and there is practically no forest left.

Population Trend

Unknown

Major Threats

There is no direct information known regarding threats to this species, although clearly forest destruction might well have been a serious threat as there is practically no forest habitat remaining on Weh Island.

Conservation Actions

It is not known to occur in any protected areas. An assessment of this species is urgently needed to determine whether or not it is taxonomically valid (Iskandar pers. comm.), and the type specimen should be examined as part of this process. A survey is also needed to determine whether or not this species in fact still survives on Weh Island.

Taxonomic Notes

This species might not be taxonomically valid.

Citation

Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni 2004. Duttaphrynus valhallae. In: IUCN 2014

 

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