AmphibiaWeb - Kalophrynus minusculus


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Kalophrynus minusculus Iskandar, 1998
Small Sticky Frog, Dwarf Sticky Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Kalophryninae
genus: Kalophrynus
Species Description: Iskander. 1998. Amph. Java Bali:53.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Least Concern (LC)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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A small, squat, rugose frog, brownish black in color with black bands and/or stripes. Males up to 25mm SVL, females to 35mm (Iskandar, 1998).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

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This species is known only from the eastern end of Sumatra Island (vicinity of Lampung) as well as the extreme western margin of Java Island. On Java, it is known only from the Ujung Kulon Peninsula and the adjacent small island of Peucang (iskandar, 1998).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Females lay 30-50 eggs.

Trends and Threats
K. minusculus is threatened by habitat loss and land conversion to agriculture.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing

K. minusculus is related to K. pluerostigma.


Iskandar, D. T. (1998). The Amphibians of Java and Bali. Research and Development Centre for Biology-LIPI, Bogor, Indonesia.

Originally submitted by: Janel Marcelino (first posted 2006-04-21)
Edited by: Tom Devitt, Jim McGuire (2016-05-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2016 Kalophrynus minusculus: Small Sticky Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 26, 2024.

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