Meristogenys kinabaluensis
family: Ranidae

© 2003 Alexander Haas (1 of 5)

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 mountainous areas of northern Borneo, in Sabah and north-eastern Sarawak (Malaysia), and north-eastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), from 750-1,700 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found only in submontane and montane forests, where it breeds in small, clear, rocky streams. The larvae cling to the rocks in strong currents and probably feed on lithophytic algae. It does not adapt to modified habitats.


It is a locally abundant species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species' habitat is clear-cutting.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from the protected areas of Gunung Kinabalu National Park, Kayan Mentarang National Park, Gunung Mulu and the Crocker Range.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


Inger, R., Iskandar, D., Das, I., Stuebing, R., Lakim, M., Yambun, P. & Mumpuni 2009. Meristogenys kinabaluensis. In: IUCN 2014


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