Ansonia minuta
family: Bufonidae

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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: Indonesia, Malaysia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This Bornean endemic is known only from a few localities in western and central Sarawak (Malaysia) and scattered areas of Kalimantan (Indonesia), although it probably occurs more widely than current records suggest. All known localities lie between 200 and 1,000m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is a terrestrial species of lowland moist tropical forest, which breeds in small, clear, rocky streams where the larvae also develop. It has not been found in modified habitats.


There is no information on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threat to this species is habitat loss and fragmentation largely due to the effects of extensive logging on lowland Borneo.

Conservation Actions

This species is known from the Kayan Mentarang protected area and continued protection of large areas of hilly rainforest is needed.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Near Threatened because its Extent of Occurrence is probably not much greater than 20,000 km2, and the extent and quality of its habitat are declining very rapidly, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable.


Robert Inger, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun 2004. Ansonia minuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54476A11138011.


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