Leptobrachella brevicrus
family: Megophryidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
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 one site within Gunung Mulu National Park, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia at 1,800m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits montane forest; all specimens were seen calling along small, clear mountain streams.


The current population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no major threats to the species at present. However, despite the presence of this species within a protected area, there is always a potential risk of encroaching habitat loss.

Conservation Actions

It occurs in Gunung Mulu National Park. The species is in need of close population monitoring given its restriction to a single locality. Further survey work is required in areas of suitable habitat adjacent to Gunung Mulu.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.


Robert Inger, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun 2004. Leptobrachella brevicrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57543A11656255. .Downloaded on 13 November 2018


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