Pelophryne signata
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Removed from the synonymy of Pelophryne brevipes by R.F. Inger (in Frost,1985, Amph.Species World, 38

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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: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in Borneo (Brunei and Sarawak) below 1,000m asl. It is assumed to occur across the border into Kalimantan although there are no records from there yet.

Habitat and Ecology

It has been recorded only from lowland tropical moist forest. Breeding is presumed to take place in small forest pools.


Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation.

Conservation Actions

The presence of this species in protected areas requires further investigation. Some areas of habitat are protected in Sarawak.

Red List Status

Near Threatened (NT)

Taxonomic Notes

Specimens from the Malay Peninsula and the Natura Islands previously included in Pelophryne signata are now assigned to P. brevipes.


Robert Inger, Peter Paul van Dijk, Robert Stuebing, Indraneil Das 2004. Pelophryne signata. In: IUCN 2014


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