Pelophryne macrotis
family: Bufonidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 taxon is known only from a single female specimen collected from the Akar (= Akah) River, Sarawak, Malaysia. As the specific collection locality on the Akah River could not be located, a distribution map cannot be completed for this species.

Habitat and Ecology

There are no details regarding its habitat and ecology, but it is presumably a lowland forest species that breeds in rain pools.


It is known only from the holotype, so there is no information on its population status.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known, but might include deforestation of lowland forest.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species is known only from a single specimen that is very similar to Pelophryne guentheri. The taxonomic status of P. macrotis requires additional specimens in order to confirm its validity (Inger 1966).


Robert Inger 2004. Pelophryne macrotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T54869A11217740.


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