Meristogenys jerboa
family: Ranidae

© 2009 Maximilian Dehling (1 of 1)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Malaysia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from Matang in western Sarawak (Malaysia), Borneo. The type locality is below 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in lowland rainforest and breeds along small, clear, rocky streams. Larvae cling to the rocks in rapids and probably feed on lithophytic algae.


It has been recorded as abundant at the type locality.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The only known locality of this species is within a protected area, and its habitat is not currently threatened. However, its restricted range renders it vulnerable to stochastic threatening processes.

Conservation Actions

It is known only from Matang Forest Reserve, in Sarawak. Directed surveys in adjacent areas of suitable habitat are needed to determine whether or not the species ranges more widely.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)


Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Meristogenys jerboa. In: IUCN 2014


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