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 the type locality within Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia at 1,800 m asl. Its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 675 km2.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits montane forest. All specimens have been observed calling along small, clear mountain streams. Larval morphology is described by Oberhummer et al. (2014).


The current population status of this species is unknown however, it is thought to be relatively stable given the well-protected status of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is only known from Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected and not threatened at present (Y.M. Pui and I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Gunung Mulu National Park. 

Conservation Needed
Continued management of Gunung Mulu National Park is necessary for the conservation of this species (Y.M. Pui and I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

Research Needed
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 Least Concern because, although this species' current known distribution is limited – its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 675 km– it occurs in a well-protected national park where there are currently no threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Leptobrachella brevicrus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57543A123691920. .Downloaded on 24 February 2019


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