Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from southern Peninsular Malaysia (Berry, 1975), Singapore (Lim and Lim, 1992; Leong, 2000) and Borneo. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest, especially in areas between known sites. It is found at elevations below 300m asl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lowland rainforest, including regenerating forest. Adults and juveniles range widely in swampy forest. Breeding takes place in small, slowly flowing streams. Tadpoles live in slow-flowing sections of forest streams.

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
Peter Paul van Dijk, Robert Inger, Norsham Yaakob

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, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, 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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Population

Population
In Malaysia and Singapore the species is common, but nothing is known about its' abundance in Borneo.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Lowland forest clearance is the main threat to this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It occurs in a number of protected areas in mainland Southeast Asia, but not in Borneo. Preservation of lowland forest is the main conservation measure required for this species.
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Wikipedia

Leptobrachium nigrops

Leptobrachium nigrops is a species of amphibian in the Megophryidae family. It is found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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