Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from Longrui and Diwangling in Guangxi, China, and from a thin strip of forest along the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam States in India, to Myanmar through Thailand (Taylor, 1962), Lao People's Democratic Republic (Stuart, 1999), Viet Nam (Orlov, 1997), Peninsular Malaysia (Berry, 1975), the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia (Ohler et al., 2002) and Sumatra, Indonesia. It occurs up to 1,400m asl.
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Range Description

This species is known only from Dayaoshan and Dalaoshan in Guangxi Province, and from Medog in Xizang Autonomous Region, China, from 850-1,350m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits tropical and subtropical forests. It is usually encountered on low vegetation or tree stumps but may spend most of its life in water-filled tree cavities (Orlov, 1997). It breeds in tree holes, small rainwater pools or water-filled containers.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits mid-altitude and montane moist forests, and breeds in pools by larval development.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Peter Paul van Dijk, Leong Tzi Ming, Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

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Justification
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi

Reviewer/s
Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
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Population

Population
It is rarely encountered, probably because of its cryptic lifestyle. Occasional small accumulations occur at breeding sites.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Population

Population
It is rare in its known localities.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The main threat to the species is the loss of its forest habitat.
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Major Threats
The main potential threats to this species are habitat destruction and degradation, in particular due to agricultural development.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The range of this species includes several protected areas.
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Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Further taxonomic research is required to clarify whether or not this is a valid species. Its range includes Dayaoshan and Dalaoshan National Nature Reserves.
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Wikipedia

Theloderma asperum

Theloderma asperum is a frog in the family Rhacophoridae. It is also known as the pied warty frog, hill garden bug-eyed frog,[2] or somewhat informally, bird poop frog. It is the smallest frog of the genus, reaching no more than 3 centimeters long. The main color of the frog is red-brown. The sides of the frog are mud-white with red spots. The frog has dark red eyes.[citation needed] The frog can be found in the northeastern India, Burma, China (Tibet, possibly more widely), Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam as well as Sumatra in Indonesia.[2]

Theloderma asperum is a tree bark mimic that breeds in tree holes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Wai Neng Lau, Zhao Ermi, Peter Paul van Dijk, Leong Tzi Ming, Sushil Dutta, Sabitry Bordoloi, Mohini Mohan Borah (2004). "Theloderma asperum". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Theloderma asperum (Boulenger, 1886)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Theloderma asperum". Amphibians and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
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