AmphibiaWeb - Leptobrachella serasanae


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Leptobrachella serasanae Dring, 1983
Striped Dwarf Litter Frog
family: Megophryidae
subfamily: Leptobrachiinae
genus: Leptobrachella

frogs of borneo logo Frogs of Borneo.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Near Threatened (NT)
National Status None
Regional Status None


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This species is distinguished from others in its genus by a continuous black streak from its eye to its groin. Females of this species are about 20mm SVL in size while the males range from 17-19 mm. This species lacks webbing on the feet (Inger & Stuebing, 1997).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia, Malaysia

Malaysian region distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Sarawak

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Adult L. serasanae are found in primary forest near streams up to 350m elevation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pulo Serasan in the Bungaran Islands, and Borneo (southeastern Sarawak).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
L. serasanae breeds in small, clear, and rocky streams. Outside the breeding season, this species may be difficult to find.

Trends and Threats
Threatened due to ongoing habitat loss and alteration.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities


''Biodiversity Information Sharing Service (BISS): Leptobrachella serasanae.'' Asean Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation. 20 Oct. 2005

Inger, R. F., and Stuebing, R. B. (1997). A Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo. Natural History Publications (Borneo) Limited, Kota Kinabalu.

Leptobrachella serasanae.” The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 20 Oct. 2005 .

Originally submitted by: Janel Marcelino (first posted 2005-10-20)
Edited by: Tom Devitt, Michelle S. Koo (2021-11-02)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Leptobrachella serasanae: Striped Dwarf Litter Frog <> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jul 14, 2024.

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