Limnonectes leporinus
family: Dicroglossidae
subfamily: Dicroglossinae

© 2007 Alexander Haas (1 of 3)

Frogs of Borneo account.

Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is endemic to Borneo. It is found in most hilly, lowland areas and is present at elevations up to 700m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It lives along the banks of small to large, rocky streams in hilly rainforest. It also survives in secondary habitats. Larvae develop in quiet side pools of such streams. Adults do not wander from the vicinity of stream banks.


Estimates of subpopulation size at one locality were 80-180 individuals per 600m of stream.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Deforestation by severe clear-cutting, with consequent constriction and fragmentation of the range, is the greatest threat. Localized over-hunting is a potential threat because of the long life cycle and small clutch size of this species.

Conservation Actions

It has been recorded from many protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in Limnonectes blythii.


Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni 2004. Limnonectes leporinus. In: IUCN 2014


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