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Leptobrachium smithi
family: Megophryidae

© 2010 Milivoje Krvavac (1 of 4)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
CITES
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Bangladesh, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand

 

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:

 

Range Description

All confirmed records of this species are from northern, northeastern, western and Peninsular Thailand, northeast India (Assam and Meghalaya) southeastern Bangladesh (Chittagong and Rangamati Hill-district), southern Myanmar and western Lao People's Democratic Republic. It might extend into northern Peninsular Malaysia (P. van Dijk and R. Sukumaran pers. comm.). Altitude records range between 60 and 1,350 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

It is often found under leaf-litter in evergreen forest in monsoon and rainforest climatic regions, as well as dense mixed deciduous forest. Tadpoles inhabit deep sections of forest streams with little current.

Population

The occurrence of this species can be localized, but where the species occurs adults tend to be fairly common and tadpoles are generally abundant.

Population Trend

Stable

Major Threats

While individuals and populations could be affected by forest clearance and other impacts such as stream pollution, drought, and local collection for consumption (northeastern Thailand), these threats are unlikely to threaten its survival in the near future.

Conservation Actions

Substantial populations are securely protected in National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in Thailand.

Taxonomic Notes

This species includes the mainland populations previously referred to as Leptobrachium hasseltii, a taxon now restricted to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago. It also includes previous records of L. pullum in Thailand.

Citation

van Dijk, P.P., Chan-ard, T., Dutta, S., Ohler, A., Sengupta, S. & Asmat, G.S.M. 2009. Leptobrachium smithi. In: IUCN 2014

 

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