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Leptobrachium hasseltii
Hasselt's Toad
family: Megophryidae

© 2007 Wang Lijun (1 of 1)

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

   

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Description
Head wider than body, large eyes with a scarlet colored iris, tips of digits round and webbed at the base, and smooth skin. Adults are dark above, patterned with darker circles, with a white ventral surface with black blotches. Juveniles are bluish in color. Females larger than males (70mm SVL vs. 60mm SVL, respectively).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: India, Indonesia

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Found in forested areas over much of southeast Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand). In Indonesia, this taxon is present on Java, Madura, Bali, and Kangean Island. In the Philippines, on Marinduque, Mindanao, Bohol, Basilan, and Palawan.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Restricted to forested areas, adults are terrestrial while tadpoles are usually found in mountain streams.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Local pesticides, fertilizers, and pollutants
Long-distance pesticides, toxins, and pollutants

References
 

''Species and Ecosystem Diversity in Protected Areas: Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP).'' psdn.org.ph. 22 Feb. 2006 .  

''Taxonomic Listing of Frogs Recorded from Mindoro.'' malampaya.com/mindoro. 22 Feb. 2006 .  

Iskandar, D. T. (1998). The Amphibians of Java and Bali. Research and Development Centre for Biology-LIPI, Bogor, Indonesia.



Written by Janel Marcelino (janel_m AT berkeley.edu), Amphibiaweb intern
First submitted 2006-02-27
Edited by Tom Devitt (2007-03-16)



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