Ansonia jeetsukumarani
Jeet Sukumaran’s Torrent-Dwelling Toad
family: Bufonidae
Species Description: Wood Jr PL, Grismer LL, Ahmad N, Senawi J 2008 Two new species of torrent-dwelling toads Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from peninsular Malaysia. Herptologica 64:321-340.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status CALIFORNIA


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from Fraser's Hill and Sungai Pergau, Peninsular Malaysia, between 1,059-1,125 m asl (Wood et al. 2008). Distributions are not expected to be continuous for this species based on the fact that it is only known from high elevations (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009).

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in hilly, closed canopy forests. Individuals can be found at night, on rocks and small leaves approximately 0.5–1.5 m above the ground near small streams (Wood et al. 2008). It is presumed to breed in streams.


It is considered to be a rare species (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009).

Population Trend


Major Threats

Habitat fragmentation due to very small scale urban settlements and roads is a possible threat to this species (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009). Global warming could potentially pose a threat given that the species inhabitis cool montane habitats (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009). There have been no dead animals found, neither are there any reported cases of the chytrid fungus in this species (P. Wood pers. comm. 2009).

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are currently known for this species.


Wood, P. 2009. Ansonia jeetsukumarani. In: IUCN 2014


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