Leptobrachella mjobergi
family: Megophryidae

© 2003 Alexander Haas (1 of 1)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
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 from northwestern and north-central Borneo in Kalimantan (Indonesia), Sarawak (Malaysia) and Brunei Darussalam. It is found above 300 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in hilly, lowland rainforests. Adults can be found on the forest floor, moving to clear, rocky streams to breed. Larvae are fossorial and live in gravel beds of riffles and rapids in small streams (Haas et al. 2006). It appears able to tolerate some habitat modification.


It is very common within suitable habitat.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation, and siltation of larval habitats, are the main threats to the species.

Conservation Actions

Several parks in Sarawak provide refuge, but effective preservation of lowland hill forests in Kalimantan is needed if the range of this species is to be preserved. It is currently present in at least five protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.


Inger, R., Das, I., Stuebing, R., Lakim, M. & Yambun, P. 2004. Leptobrachella mjobergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57544A136560982. .Downloaded on 16 January 2019


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