Lowland Grainy Frog Kalophrynus palmatissimus

Lowland Grainy Frog Kalophrynus palmatissimus

Lowland Grainy Frog Kalophrynus palmatissimus

Endangered

Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia)

The Lowland grainy frog occurs in lowland dipterocarp rainforests and associated bamboo stands in Malaysia (Kiew 1984, Manthey and Grossmann 1997). This species of frog cannot tolerate disturbance to their habitat (Malaysia Red List Assessment Workshop January 2018). This species breeds by larval development, and reproduction sites include water-filled bamboo stumps and other cavities.

The Lowland Grainy Frog is endangered in #Malaysia due to #pollution and run-off from #palmoil #deforestation. There is no known conservation in place. You can support this beautiful frog with a #Boycott4Wildlife on brands responsible for #deforestation

Habitat within this species’ range has been converted to non-timber plantations, such as oil palm.

IUCN Red List

They are also threatened by infrastructure development, including expanding human settlements, commercial and industrial areas, and road construction.

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Further Information

ICUN endangered logo

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2018. Kalophrynus palmatissimus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57843A90961057. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T57843A90961057.en. Downloaded on 25 January 2021.


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