Meristogenys whiteheadi
family: Ranidae

© 2009 Maximilian Dehling (1 of 2)

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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from western Sabah (Malaysia) and north-eastern Kalimantan (Indonesia), Borneo, below 1,300m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been found only in hilly rainforests. Breeding occurs in clear, rocky streams, and larvae cling to the rocks in strong currents and feed on lithophytic algae.


The population status of this species is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The principal threat to this species is habitat loss due to clear-cutting.

Conservation Actions

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

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)


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


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