Native Animals

Staurois latopalmatus

Rock Skipper
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 19688
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Description

Staurois latopalmatus (Rock Skipper) is a medium-sized frog belongs to family Ranidae. It is an endemic species to Borneo and is known from Brunei, Kalimantan, Sabah and Sarawak. This frog can only be found on clear, swift, rocky stream especially those with a vertical surface, either on the bank or in mid-stream where it perches on rocks (IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, 2018).

The Rock Skipper has neither stocky nor slender body. Its snout is very short, rounded, and slopes back from the upper surface to the mouth while the legs are long and very heavily muscled. All the upper surfaces are black with short, narrow yellowish or whitish markings. The underside is white or pale cream (Inger and Stuebing, 2005).

Habits

  Part Habit
 
Diurnal   —   Most active during the daytime.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Terrestrial → Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest
Marginal Unknown
2
Forest → Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Suitable Unknown
3
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
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  • PM
Awang Noor Abd. Ghani (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
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  • Economics
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  • Environment
  • Forest
  • PM
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
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  • PM
Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
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Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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  • Vascular
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  • Amphibians
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  • PM
  • SBH
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Mohamad Rosni Bin Othman (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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  • PM
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Teo Eng Wah (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Reptiles
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PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Das, I. (2006). Crocker Range National Park, Sabah, as a refuge for Borneo's montane herpetofauna. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 4 (1): pp. 3-11(e15)
  2. Che, J., Pang, J., Zhao, H., Wu, G.-f., Zhao, E.-m. & Zhang, Y.-p. (2007). Phylogeny of Raninae (Anura: Ranidae) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43 (1): pp. 1-13
Book
  1. Hazebroek, H.P., Adlin, T.Z. & Sinun, W. (2011). Danum Valley: The Rain Forest. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Malaysia. pp. 615.
  2. Inger, R.F. & Stuebing, R.B. (2005). A Field Guide To The Frogs of Borneo, Second Edition. Natural History Publications (Borneo), Malaysia. pp. 133, 209.
  3. Malkmus, R., Mantley, U., Vogel, G., Hoffmann, P. & Kosuch, J. (2002). Amphibians & Reptiles of Mount Kinabalu (North Borneo). Gantner Verlag, Germany. pp. 424.
Chapter in book
  1. Das, I. & Norsham, S.Y. (2007). Status of Knowledge of The Malaysia Herpetofauna. In Chua, L.S.L., Kirton, L.G. & Saw, L.G. (Eds.), Status of Biological Diversity in Malaysia and Threat Assessment of Plant Species in Malaysia: Proceedings of the Seminar and Workshop, 28-30 June 2005. Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). pp. 31-81.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Fatin Farisha Binti Mohd Jamil, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Prof. Dr. Norhayati Binti Ahmad, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Staurois latopalmatus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/19688. [Retrieved 27 May 2022].

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