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Duttaphrynus valhallae
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

This species is only known from the holotype from Weh Island, at the northern tip of Sumatra, in Indonesia and the species is mapped to the boundary of the island.

Habitat and Ecology

No information is available on its habitat and ecology, although it is likely to be a lowland forest species that presumably breeds in water by larval development, though this has not been confirmed.

Population

Its population status is unknown as there have been no recent surveys (D. Iskandar pers. comm. May 2017). It is not certain that the species still survives as Weh Island, however there was an unconfirmed sighting of the species in 2017, suggesting that it still occurs there (Mistar Kamsi pers. comm. May 2017).

Population Trend

unknown

Major Threats

There is no direct information known regarding threats to this species, although forest destruction might be a threat.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known to occur in any protected areas. 

Research Needed
An assessment of this species is urgently needed to determine whether or not it is taxonomically valid (D. Iskandar pers. comm. May 2017), and the type specimen should be examined as part of this process. Surveys are also needed to determine whether or not this species in fact still survives on Weh Island.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)

Rationale

Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

In 2009 Van Bocxlaer et al. suggested to transfer this species from genus Bufo to genus Duttaphrynus.

Citation

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Duttaphrynus valhallae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T54788A95639789. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T54788A95639789.en

 

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