Staurois parvus
family: Ranidae
Species Description: Matsui M, Mohamed M, Shimada T, Sudin A. 2007 Resurrection of Staurois parvus from S. tuberilinguis from Borneo (Amphibia, Ranidae) Zoological Science 24:101-106

© 2009 Maximilian Dehling (1 of 2)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species from Borneo is known only from two sites, both in Malaysia: Meligong, on the Akah River, in northern Sarawak (Inger and Haile, 1960); and the Crocker Range (Trails 3 and 4), mostly between 750 and 820m asl, in Sabah (Matsui et al., 2007). It presumably occurs more widely on Borneo, including at sites between the two known locations.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives along the banks of clear, small, rocky streams in primary forests, and can be found perching on rocks either along banks or mid-stream, usually near rapids. Breeding takes place in streams, but the larvae have yet to be recorded.


It is locally common is suitable habitat in the Crocker Range between 750 and 820m asl.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation caused by logging, and the associated sedimentation of streams, are probably the principal threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in the Crocker Range Park. Surveys are needed to determine its geographic distribution, abundance, ecological requirements, threats and conservations needs.

Taxonomic Notes

We follow Matsui et al. (2007) in removing this species from the synonymy of S. tuberilinguis.


Simon Stuart 2008. Staurois parvus. In: IUCN 2014


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