Ansonia longidigita
family: Bufonidae

© 2006 Sean Schoville (1 of 4)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This widespread Bornean endemic is present in relatively steep terrain from 150-1,500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

Adults can be found on the floor and herb stratum of rainforests. It requires small, clear, rocky-bottomed streams to breed in, an environment that persists only where forest cover is intact. Larvae live in torrents, clinging to rocks and feeding on lithophytes. This species is unable to adapt to modified habitats.


It is known to be abundant at several localities.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat is rampant habitat loss due to the rapid clearing of forest in Borneo, and the subsequent siltation of streams.

Conservation Actions

This species is known to occur in several protected areas, including in Sabah and Sarawak. However, in Kalimantan, the existing forest preserves and parks are not well protected.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Robert Inger, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun 2004. Ansonia longidigita. In: IUCN 2014


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