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Kalophrynus minusculus
Small Sticky Frog, Dwarf Sticky Frog
family: Microhylidae
subfamily: Kalophryninae
 
Species Description: Iskander. 1998. Amph. Java Bali:53.
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Vulnerable (VU)
CITES No CITES Listing
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

 

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Description
A small, squat, rugose frog, brownish black in color with black bands and/or stripes. Males up to 25mm SVL, females to 35mm (Iskandar, 1998).

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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This species is known only from the eastern end of Sumatra Island (vicinity of Lampung) as well as the extreme western margin of Java Island. On Java, it is known only from the Ujung Kulon Peninsula and the adjacent small island of Peucang (iskandar, 1998).

Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Females lay 30-50 eggs.

Trends and Threats
K. minusculus is threatened by habitat loss and land conversion to agriculture.

Possible reasons for amphibian decline

General habitat alteration and loss
Habitat modification from deforestation, or logging related activities
Intensified agriculture or grazing

Comments
K. minusculus is related to K. pluerostigma.

References

Iskandar, D. T. (1998). The Amphibians of Java and Bali. Research and Development Centre for Biology-LIPI, Bogor, Indonesia.



Written by Janel Marcelino (janel_m AT berkeley.edu), UC Berkeley URAP
First submitted 2006-04-21
Edited by Tom Devitt, Jim McGuire (2016-05-10)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2016 Kalophrynus minusculus: Small Sticky Frog <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6382> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 19, 2017.



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