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Leptobrachella hamidi
family: Megophryidae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES
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 Bornean endemic is known from western Sarawak, Malaysia and adjacent parts of west Kalimantan, Indonesia. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest. It is a lowland species found from 100-500m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is restricted to closed-canopy hilly rainforest and does not occur in disturbed habitats. Adults and juveniles occupy the forest floor and shrub strata. Adults breed along the banks of clear, rocky streams and the larvae develop in the riffles of such streams.

Population

There is no information on the current population status of this species.

Population Trend

decreasing

Major Threats

The major threat is logging, which also results in increased siltation of forest streams and thereby poses a threat to larval habitat.

Conservation Actions

It is present in Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary in central Sarawak. However, there is a need for more effective preservation and protection of lowland rainforest in western Kalimantan. Further survey work is needed to determine the current population status of the species.

Red List Status

Vulnerable (VU)

Rationale

Listed as Vulnerable, because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and its Area of Occupancy is less than 2,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat.

Citation

Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun 2004. Leptolalax hamidi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57566A11658814. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57566A11658814.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018

 

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