Ansonia latiffi
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Wood Jr PL, Grismer LL, Ahmad N, Senawi J 2008 Two new species of torrent-dwelling toads Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from peninsular Malaysia. Herptologica 64:321-340.

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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: Malaysia



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known to occur in Sungai Lembing, Gunug Benom, Ulu Tahan and Gunung Lawit, central and east Peninsular Malaysia. It is found at 255 m asl (Wood et al. 2008).

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits hilly, closed canopy forests. Individuals of this species have been found at night, no more than one metre above the ground from within rock cracks along a rock wall close to small streams, and on the banks and along fast-flowing streams and rivers (Wood et al. 2008). It is assumed to breed in streams via larval development.


It is considered to be a rare species (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Logging operations are taking place in the species' distribution range (Wood et al. 2008), and it has been found in low abundance at sites that had been selectively logged (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009). Clear-cut logging would pose a threat to this species (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009). There have been no dead animals found, neither are there any reported cases of the chytrid fungus in this species (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009).

Conservation Actions

It is known to occur in Ulu Tahan, Taman Negara National Park, Pahang, West Malaysia (Wood et al. 2008; P. Wood pers. comm. 2009).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.


Wood, P. 2009. Ansonia latiffi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T158636A5244410. .Downloaded on 16 February 2019


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