Non-Native Animals
 

Staurois natator

Black-spotted Rock Frog
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 57434
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Staurois natator (Black-spotted Rock Frog) is a small, slender frog. Its common name was given according to its body pattern. This frog is a species of primary forest in hilly country, living along small rocky streams where it is found in Philippine (islands of Mindanao, Leyte and Samar). It has also been reported from other Philippine islands and Borneo, but these populations are now considered as separate species (S. guttatus and S. nubilus) (Arifin et al., 2011).

The Black-spotted Rock Frog has a pointed snout, narrow body, and long, slender hind limbs. Its back skin is distinctly pebbled and set with small round, uniformly sized swellings. The belly is coarsely granular. The upper surfaces are olive green, with the large black spots while the underside is bright yellowish-green or lemon yellow (Inger and Stuebing, 2005).

Assessment

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

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
5

Biodiversity Experts

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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Awang Noor Abd. Ghani (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
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Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
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Mohamad Azani Alias (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
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Mohamad Rosni Bin Othman (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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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)
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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)
Book
  1. Hazebroek, H.P., Adlin, T.Z. & Sinun, W. (2011). Danum Valley: The Rain Forest, Issue/No. . 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, Issue/No. . 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), Issue/No. . Gantner Verlag, Germany. pp. 424.

Acknowledgements :- Mr. Abdul Razak Mohd Nor Rasid, Ms. Fatin Farisha Binti Mohd Jamil, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mrs. Nur Hazwanie Binti Abd Halim, Ms. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas & Mr. Tan Kok Kiat

Species Citation :- Staurois natator. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/57434. [Retrieved 25 June 2022].

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