Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca

Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca

Bornean Rainbow Toad Ansonia latidisca

Endangered

Indonesia (Kalimantan); Malaysia (Sarawak)

The Bornean Rainbow Toad lives in primary, hilly montane rainforest. Individuals are entirely arboreal, except juveniles that have been found near permanent streams. They are speculated that this species spawns in streams and have torrent-adapted tadpoles. If they are similar to other members of its genus, they are unlikely to be able to adapt to modified habitats.

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The main threat to this species of toad is habitat loss and degradation primarily as a result of logging. 

IUCN red list

The area of Gunung Penrissen has a long history of agriculture, especially rice, although rubber and pepper are also grown in all except the steepest terrain (Min et al. 2011). The remaining suitable habitat within their range have almost entirely been converted for recreational use. Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) of 390 km2, they occur in two threat-defined locations, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of their primary montane forest habitat in western Borneo.

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Further Information

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IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2018. Ansonia latidisca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T54471A114916284. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T54471A114916284.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.


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