Rentapia hosii
Rentap's Asian Tree Toad
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Chan, K.O., L. L. Grismer, A. Zachariah, R. M. Brown, and R. K. Abraham. 2016. Polyphyly of Asian tree toads, genus Pedostibes Günther, 1876 (Anura: Bufonidae), and the description of a new genus from Southeast Asia. PLoS (Public Library of Science) One 11(1): e0145903: 1–13.

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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: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is distributed in extreme southern Thailand (Satun), Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo (Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and Indonesia) and Sumatra. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is a lowland species that is present at elevations up to 700 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is an arboreal species found in forest and other dense vegetation along large lowland rivers. Breeding takes place in clear forest streams. Newly metamorphosed juveniles disperse through the surrounding forest and gradually become arboreal, moving up into the forest strata. It is unable to adapt to modified habitats.


It is common in Borneo and Sumatra, locally abundant in Peninsular Malaysia, and uncommon in Thailand (Dring, 1979).

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threats to this species are riverine development, lowland forest clearance and the resulting sedimentation of streambeds.

Conservation Actions

It is present in a number of protected areas. Protection of areas of lowland riverine forest is the primary conservation measure required. It is protected by wildlife legislation in Thailand. It has been bred in captivity in Europe (Schmidt 1994).

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.

Taxonomic Notes

Provisionally arranged in the genus Rentapia by Chan et al. (2016).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Rentapia hosii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T54862A114110853. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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