Chaperina fusca
Yellow-Spotted Narrow-Mouthed Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Microhylinae

© 2010 Wouter Beukema (1 of 6)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia, Philippines



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Palawan, Mindanao, and Jolo Islands in the Philippines; peninsular Malaysia; peninsular Thailand; and northern and central Borneo. It has been recorded between 150 m and 1,200 m asl. It is thought to possibly occur in Brunei Darussalam.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits primary lowland and montane rainforest as well as edge habitats. It breeds in small, temporary water bodies that are rich in decaying organic matter. Tadpoles have been found in stagnant water. In Borneo it has been found in rural gardens.


It appears to be abundant in Borneo, uncommon on the Malay Peninsula, and not uncommon but patchily distributed in the Philippines.

Population Trend

Major Threats

The major threats to this species include deforestation, habitat conversion to agriculture, and the pollution of streams and rivers.

Conservation Actions

The range of the species includes a few protected areas. Effective protection of lowland forests is needed in some parts of its range. Further research is needed in reference to taxonomy, population size and life history.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

Taxonomic studies of this species are needed. If it proves to be a complex of related taxa, reassessment of some populations will be necessary.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Chaperina fusca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T57746A51415203. .Downloaded on 23 February 2019


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