Kalophrynus nubicola
Blue-spotted Sticky Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Kalophryninae

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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



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo. It has not been recorded in the heavily surveyed Gunung Kinabalu National Park, and probably does not occur in Sabah. It is restricted to altitudes above 1,500 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known from montane forest and is presumed to breed in small, temporary forest pools by larval development.


The population status of this species is unknown. Surveys in recent years have recorded this species primarily by their call but, due to their small size, only one individual has been observed (Y.M. Pui pers. comm. March 2018).

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species is only known from Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected and not threatened at present (Y.M. Pui and I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species occurs in Gunung Mulu National Park, which is well protected.

Conservation Needed
Continued management of Gunung Mulu National Park is necessary for the conservation of this species.

Research Needed
Taxonomic work is required to be done on the whole genus to provide improved information for the reliable identification of these species (I. Das pers. comm. March 2018).

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Listed as Least Concern because, although the distribution is limited, it occurs in a well-managed protected area for which there are no current threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Kalophrynus nubicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57841A123692903. .Downloaded on 15 February 2019


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