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Ansonia endauensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Ansonia
Higher classification  Ansonia
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Bufonidae
Scientific name  Ansonia endauensis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ansonia, True toad, Frog

Ansonia endauensis is a species of toad in the family Bufonidae. It is endemic to Malaysia and only known from the Endau-Rompin National Park in southern Peninsular Malaysia.

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Description

The distinguishing features of the species include unique red eye color, dual vocal slits in males, and a unique combination of head, body, digit, and color pattern characteristics. Males grow to at least 17.4 mm (0.69 in) and females to 28.5 mm (1.12 in) in snout–vent length. The habitus is slender. The dorsum is nearly uniformly black, with orange spots on the flanks, the sides of neck and head, as well as below the eye.

Habitat and conservation

The species inhabits closed-canopy lowland forest. All individuals were collected from a small, rocky stream (46 m (151 ft) above sea level) where they were found in vegetation overhanging the stream bed less than one metre above the ground.

The known population lives within a well-protected reserve. Habitat loss caused by logging and agricultural expansion is a likely threat outside the reserve.

References

Ansonia endauensis Wikipedia