Ansonia (genus)

Ansonia is a genus of true toads (stream toads) found in south India, northern Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Tioman Island, Borneo, and Mindanao (Philippines).[1] These small forest species spawn in streams and have torrent-adapted tadpoles.[2]


There are currently 28 species in this genus:[1][3]

Binomial name and authorityCommon name
Ansonia albomaculata Inger, 1960whitebelly stream toad
Ansonia anotis Inger, Tan & Yambun, 2001
Ansonia echinata Inger & Stuebing, 2009
Ansonia endauensis Grismer, 2006Endau stream toad[4]
Ansonia fuliginea (Mocquard, 1890)North Borneo stream toad
Ansonia glandulosa (Iskandar & Mumpuni, 2004)
Ansonia guibei Inger, 1966Mesilau stream toad
Ansonia hanitschi Inger, 1960Kadamaian stream toad
Ansonia inthanon Matsui, Nabhitabhata & Panha, 1998Inthanon stream toad
Ansonia jeetsukumarani Wood, Grismer, Norhayati, and Senawi, 2008
Ansonia kraensis Matsui, Khonsue, & Nabhitabhata, 2005Kra stream toad[2]
Ansonia latidisca Inger, 1966Sambas stream toad
Ansonia latiffi Wood, Grismer, Norhayati, and Senawi, 2008
Ansonia latirostra Grismer, 2006
Ansonia leptopus (Günther, 1872)Matang stream toad
Ansonia longidigita Inger, 1960long-fingered stream toad
Ansonia lumut Chan, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, Sumarli, and Grismer, 2014long-fingered stream toad
Ansonia malayana Inger, 1960pigmy false toad
Ansonia mcgregori (Taylor, 1922)McGregor's stream toad
Ansonia minuta Inger, 1960tiny stream toad
Ansonia muelleri (Boulenger, 1887)Muller's stream toad
Ansonia penangensis Stoliczka, 1870Penang stream toad
Ansonia platysoma (Inger, 1960Luidan stream toad
Ansonia siamensis Kiew, 1985Siamese stream toad
Ansonia spinulifer (Mocquard, 1890)Kina Balu stream toad
Ansonia thinthinae Wilkinson, Sellas, and Vindum, 2012
Ansonia tiomanica Hendrickson, 1966Pulo Tioman stream toad
Ansonia torrentis Dring, 1983Gunung Mulu stream toad
Ansonia vidua Hertwig, Min, Haas, and Das, 2014Pulo Tioman stream toad


  1. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Matsui, M., W. Khonsue, and J. Nabhitabhata (2005). "A new Ansonia from the Isthmus of Kra, Thailand (Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae)". Zoological Science 22: 809–814. doi:10.2108/zsj.22.809. 
  3. ^ "Bufonidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  4. ^ L Lee Grismer, 2006: A new species of Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a lowland rainforest in Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Herpetologica 62,4: pp. 466–475 [1]
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