Murud Black Slender Toad Ansonia vidua

Murud Black Slender Toad Ansonia vidua

Murud Black Slender Toad Ansonia vidua

Critically Endangered

Malaysia (Sarawak)

The Murud Black Slender Toad is known from undisturbed montane mossy forest on leaves of plants a few metres away from a small stream (Hertwig et al. 2014). Listed as Critically Endangered, as a precautionary approach, because even though they may occur slightly more widely, their current estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 10 km2.

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The Murud Black Slender Toad lives in a single threat-defined location, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of their habitat in the vicinity of Gunung Murud due to logging activities for oil palm.

IUCN Red list

Pulong Tau National Park has only recently been gazetted and there is no infrastructure in place to provide habitat protection for the species at present.

Frogs Versus Toads by Round Glass Sustain

Further Information


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2020. Ansonia vidua (amended version of 2018 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T78901981A176033895. Downloaded on 24 January 2021.

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