Leptobrachium hendricksoni
Spotted Litter Frog
family: Megophryidae
subfamily: Leptobrachiinae
Species Description: Taylor, E. H. 1962. The amphibian fauna of Thailand. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 43: 265–599.

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Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Least Concern
National Status None
Regional Status None



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A stout-bodied frog with long, thin legs. Males average 45-50mm SVL, females up to 80mm. Dark gray in color above, with darker dorsolateral spots. Upper third or half of the iris is orange in color (Inger & Stuebing, 1997). Tadpoles are relatively large, with small black dots on a pale brown background.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Malaysia, Thailand

Malaysian region distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak


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This species inhabits primary forest and swampy areas from sea level to 1000m in southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra), Borneo (Sarawak). May also occur in Brunei and the southwestern coast of Sabah.

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

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

Conservation measures already put into place include habitat and site based actions that establish and manage protected areas. Research efforts regarding taxonomy, population numbers, range, biology, and ecology are still needed.


''Biodiversity Information Sharing Service (BISS): Leptobrachium hendricksoni.'' Asean Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation. 20 Oct. 2005 .

Inger, R. F., and Stuebing, R. B. (1997). A Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo) Limited, Kota Kinabalu.

“Global Amphibian Assessment: Leptobrachium hendricksoni.” Global Amphibian Assessment. 20 Oct. 2005 .

“Spotted Litter Frog.” 2005. Ecology Asia. 20 Oct. 2005

Written by Janel Marcelino (janel_m AT, Amphibaweb intern
First submitted 2005-10-20
Edited by Tom Devitt (2007-03-16)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Leptobrachium hendricksoni: Spotted Litter Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Sep 28, 2020.

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